Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

1993
College Art

In college I took a painting class. One of our assignments was to find a famous painting and paint only a portion of it. For some reason I picked the most creepy thing I could paint. Once I painted it I had to turn it around because it creeped everyone out. (BTW...I also painted a trio of Mickey Mouses in the class, one of which hangs in my son's room & 2 were given to a friend for a shower present.)


The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli (1791).

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21 Sweet Comments:

Kimberly said...

I am impressed. That's a pretty darn good job! (But yeah, just a touch creepy.) :)

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Wow, you definitely picked an interesting painting to work from! Although slightly creepy, your painting is very well done. I'm very impressed Melanie!

Silverwinds Photography said...

Lovely no matter how creepy it is.. tis the season for creepy it might keep the bad kids away!

Lauranie said...

WOW!! Who knew you were such an awesome ARTIST???!!! uh, oh yeah.....WE ALL DID!!! You have such a gift! Thank you for sharing it with us! :D

Marie Reed said...

Yes! I imagine that this could be the headless horseman's noble steed! Great Post!

Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Stopping by from SITS!!! Happy Tuesday!!

aforestfrolic said...

That is great...perfect for Halloween, tee hee!

Jamie :)

mannequin said...

Oh, I hated that lesson! We had to do the same and I remember thinking, "this is not right. I am stealing someone's work." As if mine would exceed the greatness of Edvard Munch and thereafter, the painting would be known as my creation. (I guess I might have been a tad delusional).

Yours looks great and gosh darn it, I like creepy.

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Not creepy! I love it, great job! Happy Sits!

NateAndJakesMom said...

What I think is especially funny is how girly and sweet your blog is and then to see that you would pick such a "scary" picture to recreate... You are just a closet rebel perhaps?

LT said...

I think it looks awesome! Not so creep to me either!!

Ooty said...

=D

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

That is awesome! What an interesting assignment!

Annette Piper said...

I think that's great - it is a bit dreamscape like.

blueviolet said...

At least yours didn't turn out as creepy as the original!

Muthering Heights said...

You did well! :)

Tiaras said...

I dont' find it so creepy

WackyMummy said...

That's awesome, but not as creepy as you think. Remember Phoebe's creations on the show "Friends"? Now THAT was creepy. Lovely painting talent, really. =)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

How cool! I had to take some painting courses in college too (majored in Graphic Design). I stunk, though. I loved the paint, and painting, but I had no talent what-so-ever in the painting department. You did GREAT!!

Kathleen W. said...

Well I guess the horse is better than the dead lady! You did a good job too.

Momma J said...

Wow - I'm impressed!

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