Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poe-etic Smeared and Smudged Hop

 

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I love Poe.  I’ve loved Poe for as long as I can remember.  My mother read/recited the lines of The Raven and Annabel Lee to me when I was a kid…and I instantly fell in love with his words.  So I’m pleased to be a part of this blog hop that honors Poe’s poems along with other members of Smeared and Smudged.

Since Annabel Lee was one of the first poems of Poe’s that I read I decided to use a quote from this poem on my project.  I used little letter stamps from The Paper Studio to stamp the words with ink.  All the rest is acrylic paint.  It’s a 6x8 canvas panel.

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I’m no expert painter, so some of the proportions are a bit off, but it was still fun to paint someone that I love.

Thanks for looking!  Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Ike!

Happy Hopping!

17 comments:

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Wonderful, moving piece! Well played!

Windy Doc said...

You did a very nice job!!

Julia said...

You did a wonderful job!
Hugs,
Julia

Wendy said...

OMG! what a fantastic piece. You captured the essence of Poe in your painting. Love how you stamped out the quote and your placement of the words. I would hang this on my wall! Great work!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great likeness, beautifully done :)

monique said...

fantasctic painting, very beautiful

ike said...

Fabulous creation - how clever to paint your own Poe. LUV it. Great idea with the bit of poem too. :-) xxx

Vee Cassidy said...

I love your canvas, Laura and I think you have captured those wounded eyes perfectly.Vee xx

Happycrafter Shell said...

I love this! how clever of you to paint your own Poe, he looks great! xx

Jane said...

This is awesome love it fantastic work
Hugs xxx

Ally White Cat said...

awesome art. You did fantastic I love this and so love the grey effect.
hugs,
susan s.

About Me said...

I love that you painted a canvas - great job!

Kristina said...

Well I think you did wonderful! Your an artist so it dont matter if proportions are off a bit! You did great!

Terra said...

Wow, you painted the image? At first glance I was trying to figure out the company who made the "stamp" lol. I think it's amazing, gives more artistic value to me when it doesn't look like everyone else's, so the off proportions of Poe just add to it for me :)

~Lady B~ said...

Amazing piece and wonderful story behind it! You have definitely captured Poe's essence!

lisa aka b.creative said...

This is lovely art! what a fab mother you got. What I if my mother read those lovely things to me when I was little... xxlisa

Billie A said...

You did an awesome job. Love that you drew the image. Great work.