Painting Frank and Bing!

Friday, April 29, 2011 |
I came across a picture of a LARGE painting of a face with a man screaming, and I thought I want to make one of those!  But I wanted people I love and happy ones!

I LOVE Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby... do you?  Oh those swooning songs...  I listen to them way too often (ask my kids!)

So I decided to add them to my home.  But to make a statement I went on a big scale.  

Here is my process:

- I found two large canvas's

- Found the pictures on the internet of Frank and Bing and printed them off

- Then I went and photocopied my pictures onto transparent paper and blew them up with a projector

- Drew them on with pencil

And here is what I had so far:

Here is a close up:

I painted them with just black first.

Then I added the grey and DONE!  

I make it sound so easy don't I?  Well it was! and completely relaxing.  It did take me a few days on an off.

I love Frank in his hat.  It's the perfect character I need.

And Bing's bow tie is the perfect touch to old fashion as well.

I told you they were BIG!

I think I will hang them in my office.  I love how they are having such a jolly 'ol time!


Jae said...

Charity! You are awesome!

meg said...

amazing love them really love frank

Angela from what would angela do? said...

So great!! My fave pic is definitely the Frank one. They are both awesome though. Awesome job :)

Emilee said...

Unbelievable! I am in love with the old crooners and now this art work! Great Job!

Ronda Batchelor said...

Love them and love the size

Beth Adams said...

There is a whole buncha talent in you Girl!

toohep said...

Great pictures, and the portrait you did of Bing is wonderful.
Bing Crosby was the greatest!

AsylumTanya said...

I love these paintings! They are beautiful! Great job!!! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and follow me too!

Stitches said...

Those came out pretty darn fantastic. Great job.

NotIbutHewhoiswithinme said...

Oh my ...Om my...Oh my... Can I say oh my enough!!!!!I love this!!!!!Im a siluette ,shadow type girl. that's my favorite thing to paint and Im so jealous that I didn't think of that!!! I'm so going to do this with my favorites!!!! thanks for the post btw your quiet lovely yourself...cute!!!!

Nikki ~ Let's Craft!! said...

My girlfriend is a total Sinatra fan and I want to make her one of these. I need to drop you an e-mail!! I am your newest follower I hope you stop by to vist me too.

Thanks Nikki

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

woah, these turned out AMAZING!!! awesome job! :)

Thanks for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday! :)

Mallory said...

Wow! How adorable! Great job! Love both of those guys!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Wow! These are absolutely amazing! You are so talented!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

Oh my goodness!!
They are awesome!
I have a picture of Frank and Gene Kelly together and another of Bogart. I tollay need one of Bing or Danny Kaye!
Ack!! I need to make both!!
Thanks for the tute!
I have the projecter and I've been itching to use it I know what for!

Rita@martenssmily said...

Oh wow, this is absolutly amazing!!! You are sooo talented, Charity!!!

Shayna said...

I love love LOVE this sooooo much. I think that you could probably make a bunch of these and sell them. I quite frankly would love one, but don't have easy access to a projector.

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...


Impressive. As a Italian girl growing up with a father who only listened to the crooners, this tugged at my heart strings. I am pinning you for future projects that I hope to accomplish. {as a painter, I've always struggled with faces}

If you have a moment today, please share your amazing paintings with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday Hope to see yours among all the amazing projects!

Kath said...

wow! you are very talented. I am impressed. they both look fabulous.

I'm a new follower! love the blog.

kathryn @

Liz Marie said...

You are an amazing artist!!!! Great Job!!! -Liz

nicolette {momnivores dilemma} said...

You'll be featured at Creative Juice Thursday; this is by far my favorite project I've ever laid eyes on in blogland.

Gifts By Katherine said...

Fabulous! I love you blog!!!I'm so happy I visited your blog today. I'm following Hugs!

Samantha Johnson said...

I am so jealous you! In a really good way! :-) :-) :-)

Rosie said...

I love this project! I'm gonna do it, but with Dean Martin! <3

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