the autumn foliage
is paint-by-number and different tabs throughout
are half-finished murals
of a single type of tree in a single time of year.
~ Alexandria Peary ~
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Quick note: I am in the process of resurrecting my galleries.
Click on the “☛ Gallery!” in the menu running across the top of this page.
This main tab drops down to allow you to choose between eight live galleries: Scatterlings©, a Scatterlings© Minis, Paintings on Canvas, Acrylics + Mixed Media, Fresh Perspectives, Altered Paint-By-Number, Illuminated Tiles -Messengers, Illuminated Tiles – Kells, Illuminated Tiles – Strange Blooms, Pointillism/Stippling, ATCs, ACEOs – Two Sided, ATCs, ACEOS – One Sided, Prints, Available, Perspective Renderings, and the Seasonal Tags; Two-Sided Gallery
Additional listed galleries will be added while I continue dusting each category. The next galleries will be the return of the Pastels Gallery.
Altered Paint By Numbers is a collection of actual paint-by-numbers canvases in which I have thrown away the color key and prepackaged Paint By Number (PBN) paint tubs, substituting higher grade Acrylics.
PBNs had its heyday in the 1950s and 60s; the world was in crisis after crisis, the Cold War was heating up. Novice artists, housewives with free time, and parents looking to encourage creativity in their children were encouraged to sit and relax, creating art for the masses: usually pastoral landscapes and portraits.
Once altered there is pleasure in the strangely familiar feeling of many of the works, and a bit of tension from interpretations. In some I only threw away the color key; in others I changed a bit of the scenery or added key words.
A few of these PBN have been further altered with acrylic, colored pencil, feathers, ribbon, rapidiograph, assorted textures, sprinkles, sparkles, sheen and shine, assorted textures and sprinkled with a bit of magic; and in many cases – mystery.
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☛ The fine print:
All images in this album are Copyrighted © 2017 Jacquelyn Berl, All Rights Reserved.
Please feel free to read about the art I have created here. Feel free to wonder how I created it, why I created it, what it means. It is free to talk about it.
It is not free to take a copy of it, to print it out, to post it on your blog, to call it your own, to use it inside your art, or to make money from it in any way.
Duplication in partial or complete of these images, the creation of derivatives or any other reproduction is illegal as stated in the Copyright Law of the USA.