Monday, August 27, 2012

My first real painting

Once upon a time I walked into a thrift store with high hopes of finding a cool vintage painting that I could hang on my new bare walls.  I walked out with this piece above.

I thought I had made a good purchase.  I mean yeah it was a bit different than what we were used to.  But I was desperate to cover my walls, and for $12, I just had to take it.

Then I got home.  My husband let me know just how much he did not want this piece in our living room.  It took a while, but finally the veil had been lifted and I realized the same thing.  dang.

So i decided to paint it.  Keep in mind that I haven't really painted anything in my whole life.  It just seemed so intimidating. I'll admit it, that since I was so intimidated I didn't try to make an original painting.  Instead I borrowed an idea from Sarah Goodreau.
She happens to be amazing and you should check out her work.

Annndd after 4 nights of painting (which I LOVED) here is my finished piece.

I think I found a new love in painting.


  1. LOVE this. At first, I thought the original painting was made by you - and I thought to myself: "Hmm... That doesn't seem like something Lisa would paint. It doesn't fit her style." And then I kept reading and it made a lot more sense. Nice work!

  2. This is amazing! I love how it turned out. Great work, girl! It looks so perfect in your space.

  3. That is awesome! And so much nicer than the painting it was before you picked up your brushes and paint. I can imagine you were inspired by Sara Goodreau's work: it's wonderful. I think you found yourself a new hobby. Don't ever sell this piece for just $12! :)

  4. Your painting is soooo beautiful. I just love it. Great job on your first painting!

  5. Thanks for all the kind words! I loves painting it. Let's all pick up our brushes!

  6. I love that!! You should paint things more often!! :)