Thursday, July 07, 2016

Breezing Up

There is a Winslow Homer painting that I really love. Homer called it, "Breezing Up". Somehow, I got it into my head that I wanted make my own Breezing Up with a Paint By Numbers kit.

In order to prepare myself to do this Homer painting, I bought a paint by numbers kit from Faber-Castell of Monet's "The Japanese Footbridge" [link].

The Monet kit that I bought was rated for people over 8 years. Wow! I found out quickly that apparently I did not have the skill level of an 8 year old!

Pictures are easier
That's when it came to me that I could do this project with a digital image! All that I was really after, was to hang Homer's "Breezing Up" on my apartment's wall.

After capturing this image on the net, I used Apple's "Photos" [link] to adjust the image to my liking. There is a copy store just a few blocks away from Guava, where I bought a nice reproduction on photo paper.

Then I took that printed "Breezing Up" to a Michael's Craft Store where a custom mat was made, and my pic mounted in a lovely frame! :)

My "Breezing Up"


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8 comments:

  1. It's amazing what 8 year olds can do these days....

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  2. Very nice George! When you say "photo" what particular program do you mean? I have the editing program that comes with my iPhone 6s. Is that it? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Bill,
      It's actually, Apple's "Photos" program. I just edited my blog to make that clear.

      George

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  3. Always been one of my favorites, too. It's the essense of sailing to me.

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  4. I wanna see what you painted!!!!

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    1. Hi Kevin,
      So far, I only bought a Paint By Numbers, Monet's "The Japanese Footbridge". I have not even begun to paint!!

      George

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