I've teased a few times on Instagram about this painting I had been working on. I started it a while ago but kept putting the painting on hold due to my tendency to tackle way too many projects at once. A few weeks ago I finally finished it and last night I finally got around to hanging it up.
This space between our guest bath and laundry room had been needing some love ever since I repainted the upstairs hallway (read about that here and here) back in February of 2011. Yes, that long! My original plan was to recreate the gallery wall that was already there using photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days, but scrapped that idea (I now plan to use those photos in the guest room). Once I started on this painting I instantly knew I wanted to hang it on this wall.
I was inspired by the geometric patterns and the arrow designs I had been seeing lately. There was no real plan in the beginning and the painting sort of just evolved on it's own as I was working on it. I know it looks a little busy, but I think it works considering the size of the canvas. I plan to recreate more pieces using different color combinations, different sized canvases, and different geometric patterns. Probably a little more toned down than I did for this one.
Either way I love this one and I'm pretty darn proud of it.
A shot from the master bedroom looking towards Lucy's nursery (look forward to some mini changes in this room, too). The painting really makes our upstairs hallway look much more finished. Even though many guests don't go upstairs (unless they are staying over), it's satisfying to me to be able to come up the steps and see this painting on the wall.
I chose a copper paint to paint the edges and 'frame' the painting. I'm not going to lie, this painting was a lot of work and took a lot of time to do. In all honestly, I really enjoy detailed (and somewhat time consuming) projects. I really love watching projects evolve with each piece completed, even if it takes several weeks to do. Call me crazy but if I see a long, drawn out, tedious project I'm likely to take it on. (See the subway sign and nursery pom pom projects if you don't believe me).
Here's a shot looking from another work in progress: the guest room.
Art makes me happy.