I shared the artwork I recently completed the other day, but now it is installed on my newly refinished Entry Hall Wall. I painted the wall orange, after taking down all the boards. When they were once again installed, I did a wash of the wall color in the rest of the house, diluted down with water. The effect worked well, so now the wall is soft, you can see peeks of orange coming through and the new painting likes its new home.
The nice thing about painting is that you can paint at any age. You can change your style, and reinvent what you like. As a senior, you still have lots and lots of creative energy. I now smile when I walk in the front door, as I like the simplicity of the painting with complexity of the brushstrokes.
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I took the day to spend in my Art Studio and redid a painting I did last year. Purple was my favorite color for many years and I always put it in paintings. I took the purple out of this one, replaced it with my new neutral – Gray. I defined the flowers a little more with oil crayons and feel the result is much more successful. It really seems to pop!
While I was in the studio, I wanted to paint something new for my entry, as I had repainted the wall and redid the wood. Originally it was fence wood, unpainted with purple on the wall. The new look is shown below, so I think my new painting will be perfect. I had one I was going to use that I was showing at Interiors of Edmonds, but when I called to pick it up for a photo shoot, I found out it had been sold.
So I think this new 30″ x 40″ will work well.
Sometimes knowing you have something coming gets the creativity flowing. Our beach home is going to be featured in West Sound Home and Garden magazine this summer, so I wanted something fun to be on the entry wall. By jove, I think I got it.
If for some incredible reason you have not realized that I love Airstreams by now I would be amazed. They even creep into my art. Just framed this for an upcoming show.