Well my last post didn’t lie! I have been crazy busy for the last month- but with the help of a few snow days I’ve gotten back on top of my work and my schedule! This post has been a long time in the making- I knew I was moving to a new apartment and didn’t want to take all of the same artwork with me. SO I started thinking about creating my own!
How do you create your own art, you ask? I went to Michael’s (they have 20% off your WHOLE order until 2/28!) and used a 20% off coupon to buy a large canvas and picked up some acrylic paints as well. I sketched out a quick idea of what I thought I wanted- this was based on a quick google search and my own ideas.
After the sketch I just went for it! Acrylic paint is great because it mixes so well, layers easily, and allows you to change your mind!
This was my first take- I wasn’t sure about that orange color and thought it started looking like a sunset… some may like it, but that wasn’t what I was going for! So I took another stab at it- again using the same canvas, waiting for the paint to dry and adding layers.
This time I added a thick border somewhere in-between that orange and red color. I liked the way it looked but still wasn’t certain. So eventually I decided to change the shapes from that free-form idea you see above to a more structured/block like shape. I also remembered that I had some gold foil on hand and used a little elmer’s glue to add that to the mix. And voila- here you have the finished product hanging in my new place!
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