I am truly not an artist, but when I saw this beautiful painting at Kate's blog Centsational Girl, I bookmarked it thinking it would make a wonderful winter picture for the house. My title says "CG-Inspired", but my project is really a complete copy!
I am inspired by people like my new friend http://ricki-treleaven.blogspot.com/ (a Birmingham girl!) who can take a blank canvas and turn it into something beautiful. I decided to give it a whirl.
Instead of completely plagiarizing Kate's painting, I searched Google Images for a beautiful photo of winter branches and found this one.
And then I got busy following Kate's directions to a T to come up with this "masterpiece".
I'm actually really happy with it. I'm sure I could do a better job (maybe using thinner brushes?) if I were to attempt a project like this one again, but I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself. I half-assumed it would be a mess and end up in the garbage.
I used the same color combinations that Kate did, and used glitter for snow as Kate did. Again, quite a bit of straight copying going on!
I think it'll be a nice addition to the living room - a little touch of winter for the season!