Darth Vader outside a country house and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters visiting Paris.
An artist in Canada is turning old charity shop paintings into new pieces of art by adding in new characters.
David Irvine from just outside Toronto in Canada has just one rule – never paint over the original signature.
“They are usually old and in bad shape so I touch up marks and scratches to bring it back to its original form then I add in my own elements,” he says.
“Generally most are bought at thrift shops, yard sales and even salvaged from the curb. I hate seeing waste and when I see a painting collecting dust on a shelf, I see potential, not garbage.”
He sells his work through Etsy and says pieces can sell for between $300 (£200) and $800 (£535).
David has been working as an artist for more than 25 years.
According to his website, The Gnarled Branch, his “Re-Directed Art” has been sold to collectors around the world.
The idea for the name of his website was developed in 2004 when he found “a wooden table that was discarded in the trash”.
“[I] repaired it, refinished it and it became a beautiful painted piece of functional art.”
He also produces his own original pictures, as well as painting furniture, boxes, ornaments and badges.
David also upcycles old vinyl records, painting over them to create new pieces of art.