With just 10 days to go until my Valentine’s Marathon, I’m well into taper time. Which means I go through the usual climbing the walls from the pent up energy. Well with my new-found artistic urges I’ve channeled some of that energy toward painting my walls.
What my dining room looked like last night. Pen & Ink sketches, based on my photography, created by Andrea Kingsley of Andrea Kingsley Art http://andreakingsley.wix.com/nature-art
It begins……taping off areas while the ideas percolate
The Finished Product
Eastern Bluebird on Dogwood Wall Hanging by Andrea Kingsley of Andrea Kingsley Art http://andreakingsley.wix.com/nature-art
I purchased the house frame on sale from Pier 1 Imports as it was dented. I decided to hide the dent with the chicadee.
For the backdrop I wanted a simple winter scene so I used a combination of ombre style painting and colour wash on a stark white background.
Painted by me but inspired by an illustration from a calendar. The original had a deer drinking from the pond but I have no idea how to draw a deer let alone paint one!
This is my first attempt using heavier acrylic paints. I wanted to add some texture and dimension to this scene.
And before I forget, if anyone is interested in learning more about my Valentine’s Marathon, here’s the link:
Thank you for your support!