Most of us see those old-school $2 landscape paintings featuring mountains and forests at thrift shops and pass right by them. They don't feel fresh enough, or the colors just aren't right for our interiors. I always thought the same thing, too - until I saw the work of the very talented Washington-based painter Scott Erickson.
He takes painted naturescapes from Goodwill and adds something that I want-I need-to hang on my wall. With just a few supplies and a little imagination, he adds treehouses, boats, and tree carvings to personalize these paintings. Luckily, Scott swears you don't have to be a master painter to create great customized art like this.
Scott agreed to share his secrets for creating these one-of-a-kind masterpieces. Here's how:
SuppliesSeveral small brushes
Various colors of acrylic paint
Acrylic matte varnish
1. Don't take it too seriously. Scott does these paintings purely for the fun of it. "For me, I see an ugly or boringRead More »from How to Make Over a $2 Thrift Store Painting