I normally put my work into three categories: 1 - ready to sell; 2 - I'm not so sure, needs more work; 3 - I like it, but I won't sell it. Those in the second category go through a few processes of adding, taking away, remaking until I am happy with the result. Sometimes, it might take weeks or months to rework a painting and this is the case with one of my cottage artworks that was waiting to be finished and I just couldn't visualise what else I could do with it.
After a trip to Ikea where I bought lots of
Can you spot the painting on the floor? It was sitting there waiting to be finished.
Cutting the main feature from the painting - the cottage - and adding the sun and a few more poppies.
Signing the artwork and getting the box ready.
Mounting the artwork and assembling the box frame.
Photographing the artwork.
The novelty of this project is not the use of the box frame but the cutting of the artwork and giving it another life. I have a feeling that I won't stop here; now I am off to check my 'I'm not so sure, needs more work' pile while planning the next trip to Ikea.