Breathing New Life Into Old Landscapes
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Monster-piece
Walk into any thrift store and you will probably see they carry more than just clothes and small appliances.
Often they also carry paintings that families have donated.
From time to time some lucky shopper may find a real masterpiece among the canvases. But don’t hold your breath, it doesn’t happen often.
Of course you can purchase the paintings and hang them on your walls.
But there is no law that says you have to hang them up as is…
A couple of artists decided to have some fun and add monsters into the landscapes, breathing new life into the original landscapes. It isn’t always easy to make it work.
The trick is to match the paint originally used (e.g., acrylic or oil) and try to blend the monsters into the original scene as if they were always there. It can be a challenge if the original is too textured or old but the results speak for themselves.
Chris McMahon and Thryza Segal have become masters at these monster-pieces. And just maybe they’ve inspired you to give it a try.
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