I took a stab at making a geometric painting (inspiration below). I painted a canvas a shade of grey I mixed, using acrylic paint. It is a bit darker than the inspiration, because I didn't want it to blend in with the basement walls (where I think it's destined to hang). Then I drew the pattern I wanted with a pencil and ruler.
Using a short, hard bristled brush I traced my lines in white paint (I needed to go over them twice for an opaque look). Then I filled in the triangles.
This is the original Etsy inspiration (which must have sold because everyone's links are an Etsy dead-end. Anyone know the seller?) I didn't realize until writing this post how overboard I went on the coloured triangles.
Kristin F. Davis did a tutorial for Pantone. Even though she started with same piece as inspiration, hers and mine look totally different from each others' and the original.
|Kristin F Davis Designs|
Honestly, I think I like mine the least. Sad face. But copying the work of someone else is not as easy as one might think. Further, just making a decent abstract is tough. It can slide into cheesy, my-kid-could-paint-that territory super quickly.
But I gave it a whirl. Unless I have the urge to paint over it (I'm seriously tempted), it will be making an appearance in the decorated basement. Maybe a better method might have been to use some type of white marker (do those exist?) and make the white lines with a marker and ruler. I'm also not convinced about my composition, it looks wobbly and unbalanced.
P.S. I linked this project here: My Girlish Whims, Junk in their Trunk, Creations by Kara, Fabulously Flawed,
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