Monday, 9 April 2012

A bat, then

A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to receive an email from Penelope Durston asking me if I would like to accept a small collection of old table tennis bats on which I might paint.  Who am I to say no to a thoughtful offer like that?!
I spent a couple of hours today sanding and then priming the little bats, after collecting a series of images which might both suit their format and be a little at odds with it.  I only had time enough to actually complete one today, above, inspired by a photo of a man in slavic costume from a 1960s National Geographic magazine.  I like the curtain behind him: it makes me think of aunts and soup.
Have a look here too at Sandra Winkworth's beautiful bird painted bat, which lives with me!

9 comments:

Erin said...

Wow Sandra, this is so unique... and I love it!
I like that it is bit odd to have this man painted there but he really looks comfortable there too :D

I once painted on several wooden legs of chair I found in the reverse garbage. http://www.flickr.com/photos/erinswindow/6061227532/in/set-72157627349724895

Love to see more of them when finished! x

Kirsty Helen said...

wow! love this idea and the incredible art work xo

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thanks so much Erin and Kirsty -- lovely to hear from you both. Glad you like him, helps spur me on to make more....

Erin your painted table legs are fantastic!!

renilde said...

Love it, great combination! x

swinkie said...

he is a handsome fellow! xx

sister outlaws said...

exciting! Can't wait to see more!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Aw thanks Renilde, Sandra and Julianne!! I am really pleased that you like him. Again, helps spur me on to do more.........Hope you are all well!

jen storer said...

Love it Sandra. and its such a cool idea! jx

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you very much Jen, good to hear from you!