Remember the master bedroom overhaul I shared with you here and here? It’s been on hold for a while, partially because I’m dreading finishing the curtains (but that’s a post for another day) and partially because there has been a lot going on at school. Anyway, I decided this weekend to get back at it and make a painting to go across from the bed.
I decided to go for something abstract and gained inspiration from paintings such as this one and this one and this one. Please keep in mind I’m not an artist, although I do enjoy trying to create pieces for my house.
First I gathered my supplies:
Next I started painting. I went for slightly messy edges and made sure each colour was dry before adding the next, as I didn’t want the paint smearing together.
Colour 1: dark brown
Colour 2: beige
Colour 7: white (to cover the burgundy, which just turned it pink)
At this point I thought I was done, but didn’t like it and couldn’t put my figure on why. I texted a picture to my dear friend Linda (who helped me make amazing apple jelly) and she said it was the pink. She then suggested I try yellow. After laughing over the fact that I already had, we settled on silver.
Colour 9: silver softened with a little white (to cover the yellow, burgundy, pink mess)
Once the entire painting was dry I added a tiny bit of white paint to a glass of water so it had a very faint colour, and then roughly brushed around some edges to soften things up.
Honestly I’m not sure if I like it. It’s not what I’d pictured and that’s throwing me off. However, it’s better than an empty wall so I’m going to leave it up for a while and see if it grows on me. If not, I can always repaint it.
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