I have been rummaging through my craft closet, trying to clean it out and trying to find some new things to try.
When it comes to crafts I tend to impulse buy. This is whether I know what I’m going to do with something or not. So when I came across the mini canvases I got a while ago I figured it was about time I got out of my comfort zone and give it a whirl.
I really had no idea what I was going to paint on them, or for that matter how to do it. I’ve only ever painted on canvas once before and that was in an instructed class.
This is the fruits of that labor, it now happily hangs in my fancy new bathroom which you can see here.
But you know how people say “my three year old could do that” of any abstract painting they don’t really understand. I figure what’s the worst that could happen
I just started by blending some colors I liked together, then I got this notion that it might be easy to give it some texture with a brick pattern.
I found a little ampersand image and decided I could paint something like that… So I did… Or at least I tried.
Then I realized I don’t have any kind of sealer or glazing medium, I don’t even know if I need such a thing. But I thought I would try this stuff instead. If nothing else it would give it more texture
Or not… it just gave it a gloss.
Two more mini canvases to go. This was the project of “suck it up, get it done, quit worrying about failing” it was rather cathartic in the end.
I saw a saying about a house built with love
I decided I better build my house tentatively, so I sketched it out first.
So I had love and an ampersand, what goes with love?
In this house that’s the only appropriate answer
After I did pretty good with the “house of love” (bow chika bow wow) I was kinda disappointed in my shenanigans (needs more malarkey) maybe I’ll redo it when I get more comfortable with this paint stuff.
Really it turns out the painting part isn’t that hard it’s the inspiration part that bites, I don’t know what to paint or if I do I automatically think I’m completely incapable, so right now it’s baby steps. Oh and any inspiration would be greatly appreciated.
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I love it all, especially the tree which is just beautiful. For further inspiration, you could have someone else squiggle a line of any size on a canvas with a pencil (or paintbrush) and you then have to build something off of whatever was drawn by the other person. We used to do that in a notebook which would be passed around and then the book would be filled with some pretty interesting drawings all based off of a single squiggle. I don’t know if that makes any sense 🙂
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It does make sense, I might have to try that with Mr. Smith because I’ve been trying more painting this week and even though I’m learning more about techniques I’m hating what I’m coming up with for subjects
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Awesome, can’t wait to see what you come up with. Have fun!