Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Original Piece of Art – Slightly Better Than a Five Year Old But Not as Good As Van Gogh

Over a year ago I decided I wanted to paint something to hang in this big white space next to our dining room.  I decided I wanted it to be a swirling pattern that flowed between 6 different canvases.

This is what I ended up with!  

 (Ignore the clutter of stuff below the pictures...we are rearranging for the holidays!  
Who am I kidding, we are just trying to fit 10lbs of shit in a 1lb house, or something like that!!)

I actually finished these in November of last year, but Terry just hung them up Monday night…we got sidetracked in January :)

The picture quality is horrible as they are camera phone pictures, but you get the idea.  There are three continuous lines that flow between all 6 canvases and start and end in the bottom right canvas. 

And to totally toot my own horn (dirty girl, not in public) I must say that even though these pictures do not do my amazing artwork justice, it turned out REALLY good! 

The colors are bronze, black and wine which go with our dining room that is painted in a wine color and has bronze accents.  The canvases stick out about 1 ½ inches and I glued black ribbon around the outside of the canvas.

I was surprised how long these took me to do; it wasn’t as simple as just painting a line….no, no I am too fussy meticulous for that.  I had 4 pencil drawings to figure out the perfect patterns so the painting didn’t look too cluttered and had a smooth flow and I wanted each line to be a certain width and to have a certain look.  Each line has different textures, which you would have to see in person.  (Yes, you can come visit me!)

Overall I am really excited by how these turned out and that after a year they are FINALLY up!  I really can’t believe what a difference it makes in the house.

(Ok, I am done tooting myself.)


  1. I LOVE it! I want to do something like this but I'm too skeered. When I mess up I get all John Mcenroe and throw stuff.

  2. You should do it!! Of course you would probably have helpers which means it may not end well!

    I would be lying if I didn’t admit I had a couple outbursts (read 5 year old temper tantrums) during this process because I would mess up the lines or get paint on the canvas and get so mad. I almost threw everything away once and Terry told me I wasn’t allowed because I wanted to start the project so I had to finish the project. UGH. I then told him that was such a “dad thing” to say. But I finished it and LOVE it…you know except for a few faint marks that no one else will admit to seeing because this Bitch can be crazy!

    (Seriously, I get mad and re-write post it notes if I make a mistake or don’t like my handwriting. POST-IT NOTES! That is crazy.)

  3. You make me laugh.

    And, I love this.

  4. That's not crazy, that's being particular. I am that way as well and it is okay. I re-type blog post and texts; re-write notes to staff, post-its; etc. By the way, love the paintings. Very creative and a nice, unique way to decorate your home. Love to all!