The Old Into New

by sandihester

…the old has gone, the new has come!  2 Corinthians 5:17

I haven’t posted lately because I’ve had my head in a paper for school, and because I’ve been working on two large paintings that have been taking FOREVER.  One of them I’ll show you shortly (or whenever I finish it) and the other one you’ll have to wait until Christmas season.  I’m really taking the above verse way out of context for this post, but I was just playing around with words when thinking of how to describe what I’ve been doing lately in my art.  I’ve been taking some “old” things – like old paper, letters, envelopes, etc. that I’ve found at antique stores and that have been given to me – and painting on them, turning them into “new” art.    Below is an example of a quick sketch of a dove I painted on an old check register.  I love this old paper – it gives the painting some neat character.  I can’t wait to show you the big painting I’ve been working on using this same technique!  Hopefully I’ll have it to post soon!