My favorite pastime is browsing antique shops and thrift stores looking for unique items, especially frames that will inspire a new creation. During one of my thrifting adventures, I discovered a small golden mirror. The mirror was in great condition and perfectly suited for experimenting.
About a week later I finally decided to paint directly onto the mirror.
A photograph captured during one of my visits to Norristown Farm Park, with family was the inspiration for the mirror. It is always a pleasure to be out in nature, walking the trails and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
I painted directly onto the lower portion of the mirror using acrylic paint and allowing for the top of mirror to be exposed. Short strokes with thin layers of acrylic paint was the key to painting on this surface. When completed the artwork was sealed with a clear finish.
I was pleased with the look and feel of artwork, it was as if this mirror was made for this image.
A painting feels that much more special when adorned with a unique frame.
This little gem made a debut at my recent art exhibit for the month of February and excited to say it has recently sold! Yay! Glad the art will be heading off to a new home.
Thank you for visiting!
2 thoughts on “Reflection of inspiration”
Oh, you have combined my three favourite things here 1)painting 2)thift stores 3) making something with your hands. I loved reading about this. I would never have thought about doing this yet its a genious idea! The end result is delightful.
Yay! I am in great company! 😃 glad you can relate. Thank you Emma