Recycled Art – Improving Discarded Paintings

So walking to get some coffee today I came across this large framed painting on the curb. It was still there when I came back so I brought it home. There was a 5 inch rip in the bottom right hand side of the canvas, which took a few minutes to repair with some acrylic medium.

Here is the painting as I found it. Standard 70’s deco furniture store garbage.

Trashed painting

I took the photo and put it in photo shop to play with some ideas and came up with a concept that I felt improved greatly on the original work…

concept

 

Happy with the concept, I threw it on the easel and got to work, here is a midway point showing progress.

progress

 

And after a days work, here is the completed work, much improved I think you will agree.

completed

 

Now I just have to find somewhere to hang it…