I often see old paintings in the thrift store. I love the subject, but the colors are out dated or not the colors I want. I never pass them up knowing how easy it is to change the colors and make it just my style.
I found this painting for $5.00, I knew the frame was worth that, but I didn't like the colors.
Now, I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination, but to change the colors of a previously painted picture is like painting by number
I use acrylic craft paint and go over the portions I want to change
Here I added a little pink to the white flowers, leaves, and buds, then painted over the roses
Of course I had to paint the frame white
And ta da! Just my style
OK, so it doesn't look as good as the original, but it's not my name signed to the bottom.
Marie would probably be mortified to see what I have done to her painting, but if she or her family really loved it, whats it doing in a thrift store, right?
Say I love this picture, but hate the red stripe on the umbrella
I grab my craft paint and change it
My Mom taught me this little trick. As I was growing up, no matter what house we lived in my Moms favorite art work always matched with the decor perfectly.
Don't pass up a great picture just because the colors are wrong!