Acrylic on canvas, with tones of yellow, pink, green and blue. A bit modern, a bit shiny with the gold leafing, and oh so very very colorful.
acrylic on canvas
So last week, I painted this canvas. It’s the biggest piece of art I have ever created. It is giganormous according to me. We bought the largest canvas that would fit in our car- which turned out to be 3 by 4 feet, that’s 36 by 48 inches in size. Yup, it was a big canvas.
Our living room had a big bare wall and I wanted to bring in a splash of color to it. I knew I wanted tones of yellow, but the other colors I wasn’t so sure of. I spent many many undecided moments in the paint aisle of my local Michaels. Choosing my color palette was the hardest part of creating this painting for me.
The canvas sat in our living room for a few days, and then suddenly one night I decided I had paint it. So after dinner and the dishes were done, I cleared the kitchen table and painted till late late into night.
I added big swirls of color, and then smaller details and then just kept mixing colors till my eyes could no longer be kept open.
The next night, I couldn’t wait for the kids to fall asleep and went right back to painting the minute they did. I worked on the canvas for a few hours – adding a little green here, a little pinker there, and then finally the gold leafing. I went to bed that night with a big smile on my face because I was pretty happy with the way the painting was looking.
Morning came and I was still liking how everything on the canvas looked, so I decided to call it done. I cleaned out all my paints, washed my brushes, and picked up my camera to take photos of it for the blog.
And that’s it, that’s the story of my acrylic on canvas painting. It turned out to be pretty colorful, but I love it more for just that reason.
Here is a picture of me and my daughter (because she kept photobombing my selfie, I decided I might as well have her pose too;) by the canvas, to give you a good idea of its size.
Happy Monday to you all!