Lovely readers have asked for close-up photos of the paintings I made for the Artful Ikea Expedit Hack, so I tried my best. Take a look, as long as you remember three things:
a. Taking good photos of paintings is no easy feat.
b. I’m not sure I like all of these paintings. You might see a switch-up in the months to come.
c. I’m not an artist. I’m just a crafty gal who likes to smoosh paint around.
Numbers 3 & 4
The chevron painted canvases are the same shade of turquoise but one is pale cream and the other a muted pink. I’m feeling lukewarm about the colours but here’s how, with Hubby’s help, I taped off the canvases using a plastic triangle drafting tool as a guide:
The pattern lines up, but it also wraps around the sides so the paintings look nice hung side-by-side, or on their own.
People often ask for a how-to for paintings (especially my yellow abstract) but unless it is something really rigid, like the Sigh painting, it is tricky because I really just move paint around. And my mood really affects the product – I don’t completely control the outcome so it is impossible to provide instructions . . . but I did try to chart the progress of painting #5 and maybe I can do an even better job next time: