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Can you imagine creating a painting in which you didn’t once use a paintbrush? That’s just what artist Amy Shackleton does. Her method of painting is unique in that she applies her paint directly to the canvas, and allows it to drip to create the look she wants. She strategically rotates the canvas to achieve the desired effect. (mymodernmet) While most of Amy’s paintings appear to be landscapes or cityscapes, she often juxtaposes the natural world with the urban world to create a unique blend in the subject of her paintings.

According to Amy, each piece takes about 35 hours over the course of a couple of weeks to complete one painting. Can you imagine that kind of dedication? I am not a patient person. I would need to see the end result in 3 to 5 hours. Not 35. Be sure to check out the link to mymodernmet to see a time lapse of Amy creating one of her paintings. Also make sure you check out Amy’s website to see the full gallery of her work. It’s worth your while!

Also worth your while to be going to my facebook page here to enter for a chance to win a wreath made by me. The deadline is 10PM EST tonight! I will do the drawing some time over Thanksgiving holidays and the winner will be announced on Monday! Or tonight because like I said, I’m not exactly a patient person and the anticipation will kill me. Just to give you some incentive.. here is a photo of the wreath you could win!

Now. Y’all know that is a beautiful wreath. So get “like”-ing! Tell your friends! Let’s do this! And if I don’t actually make it back tonight for the announcement, have a very happy Thanksgiving to all of you American readers. And for those of you who live in different countries, don’t forget to still take a moment to think of all that you are thankful for. If you want to. Just a suggestion. Personally, I’m very thankful for all of my readers! You guys are why I keep posting, and the source of much inspiration for me. So thank you to everyone! Keep coming back for more. Because as long as you’re still reading it, I’m still posting it! Thank you, thank you everyone!

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6 responses »

  1. Wow. That does take an amazing amount of patience. I like to think I am a very patient person, but that… there’s no way. Just no way. 🙂

    I’m starting to think that there’s just no way I’m ever going to be a great artist if what it takes these days is just a ton of effort and a laborious approach… Like this. And the rubix cube thing. Wow.

    Mmm, that didn’t come out as ‘tongue in cheek’ as I meant. 🙂 I’m kidding. I’m not shooting for greatness, I’m just following my whims.

  2. That is seriously impressive though. I saw in the video that she uses tightened strings to get the paint to flow in straight lines — I was wondering how she did the buildings. Now I wonder how she does the *cars*. Cars!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  3. I’m new to your blog, but I want to take the time that I have been following you for about two months, and am so glad I have. Your posts give me so many ideas, which is a godsend considering that usually I’m in a block. This post, like many others, is true awesomeness. Where do you meet these kind of people? Or do you just surf through the Internet?

    P.S: I visited Society6, and it is addicting! I want to buy everything on there. From hoodies to cell phone covers to wall art. It can be a dangerous place, I have duly noted.

    • As wonderful as it would be to meet and discover these artists on my own, I have to admit that I’m just an avid internet surfer. Thank you for your kind words, and I hope you continue to be inspired!

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