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?