May 17, 2011

Dot Dot Dot

I went for it. My very first canvas painting (if you want to call it that). Surprisingly, I’m thrilled with it. It’s far from anything professional, ha, but it gets the job done. It has taken our office area to a whole new level. It’s bright, it’s fun, and ohhh-soo colorful. Of course I went for colors that were already working their way into our home. A little teal, olive green, mustard yellow and a few neutral grays.

Jen’s Lipstick Dots paintings that I wrote about here were my inspiration one hundred and ten percent, plus some. I love the sheen that her paintings have, which mine is lacking. I haven’t sealed the painting with any kind of protection yet so that may be something I go back and try to tackle. Although, I should probably just leave it alone. I tend to make things worse when I get brilliant ideas like adding that cherry on top. We’ll see… For now, I’m loving it.

Our office area has come a long, long way. Considering a few months ago we didn’t even have a desktop.

You can see how much life the new artwork brings to the space.

On the opposite side of the arch opening leading to the dining area lives our new yellow bookcase (more details on that here) so the painting really helps balance things out. The two together not only draw your eyes up, making the space feel larger, but they somewhat draw you in towards the dining room as well. Please ignore the madness currently taking place inside the bookcase. Work in progress.

You can see how flat the painting reads in this close-up. A little metallic might do the trick.. any suggestions?

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13 thoughts on “Dot Dot Dot

  1. penny

    the painting is lovely! would you mind sharing the paint colors you used? my husband especially loves that green!

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Penny – Thank you! The colors are all custom mixes but should be fairly easy to match. As for the yellow, green, and teal I started with three main colors. Americana’s Marigold, Folk Art’s 405 Teal, & Americana’s Light Avocado. Happy painting :)
      Jessie

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  2. Jena @ Involving Color

    This looks great! I’d love to do some artwork like this in a few spots in our home. I was looking through some of your older posts, and your home is just beautiful. I would love to add a few of your room images to the paint and room galleries on my site and include you in a feature post. Let me know if you’re interested!

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  3. Megan

    You could add some sparkle with a sparkle gesso (available in the paint supply section at Michael’s or HL). Paint it over the circles and it should work. I know there are some in sparkle (glitter) and irredessent (sp?!) but both look really nice.

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    1. Jessie R. Post author

      Hi Erin!

      I just measured a little before painting and made a small mark where the center of each dot should be. Hope that helps!

      Jessie

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