My friend Darcy has an altered calendar challenge going. It's so great!
You start with a cheap calendar and then you go to town altering it as you see fit, including the monthly challenge.
I really don't get excited about Monet (so not my taste) so I chose one of his calendars to paint over.
His pretty painting of sailboats:
My take on it :)
I'm including this photo to show that the wings are crackle painted as per the January challenge. The clear crackle really didn't add much to the composition at all aside from shine and a little texture. I'll be sure to use a colored crackle if I try it again. Also, I used my french book script stamp to add book text to the image in a very subtle way. My goal was to keep the original art as 'intact' as possible while altering it radically.
And I think it's safe to say that collaborating with a 15 year old boy who is drawn to horror themes has really rubbed off on me. LOL