Changing Perspective

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I was back to painting again this week. I got a framed canvas painting from the Habitat Restore that had a small pencil point size hole in the top center of the sky. I patched the hole with some glue, but the indention still showed after I painted over the sky. I decided to make a bird out of the hole patch. It is the one on the right in the center of the picture. You can see the tiny hole in the bottom painting.

The original painting below had a nice landscape perspective but seemed a little bland to me. I decided to add the stone bridge and a steam train. I also added more color and changed the mountain and water. I am happy with the way it came out.

Changing perspective

Keeping natures foundation

Covering defects

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~my original sketch on the Restore canvas~

Recycled Painting from the Habitat Restore – Dwight L. Roth

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71 thoughts on “Changing Perspective

    • I have done that a few times over the last few years. It is an inexpensive way to get a canvas. If the paint is too textured, I take it loose from the frame and turn it over. After I prime it becomes a smooth painting surface. I have gotten paintings from the Restore as well as yard sales. Seems to work very well for me. This was different for me, keeping some of the underlying perspective while changing the picture to something different.
      Thanks for your comment.

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      • It is amazing. There is no way to compare the 2 paintings. The bridge, train and smoke in the first picture seemed to be an after thought and much too black for the light background. Your picture is “picture perfect”. That is the way we see life sometimes when our perspective is wrong. Thanks for sharing.

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  1. The original looked like it was from a time of war and the one repainted is full of hope and joy, it seems like war got over and then we are finally back to normal, a world where we are in peace. Beautiful paintings Dwight, I love them both.

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  2. It is amazing. There is no way to compare the 2 paintings. Your picture is “picture perfect”. That is the way we see life sometimes when our perspective is wrong. Thanks for sharing.

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