it needed some big, colorful art – so that you got a peak of it from the top of the steps.
these huge 55×22″ spoon canvases were $40 each at ikea, which is way less than blank canvases i saw at craft stores or on the internets.
so i bought a couple spoon canvases and covered those spoons right up. sorry jo de pear.
and painted away with no real plan. i just used two paint brushes and the three colors (two green samples and some left over blue from the dining room) and brushed on overlapping sections.
i wanted really obvious brush marks and a random blend of the three colors. once the canvas was covered and i thought it was looking decent. i forced myself to put the brush down and walk away. less is more.
amazing right? i’m a regular van gogh.
confession: i don’t love the instagram collage. it could be better. ever since i finished i’ve seen so many versions of this and they look so much better when the squares are spaced out evenly with a white border separating each photo. (this is what i mean if you are curious). i sort of overlapped them a bit randomly to make them all fit and it doesn’t look as nice.
but overall i love the bright, happy, personal addition to this wall and being greeted by it every time we come down here.
and it was satisfying creating these big statement pieces for under $100.
b e f o r e: (way before)