I have searched high and low for bright, happy art. It is hard to come by, especially on a budget. I've seen a couple of geometric patterns online but I wasn't crazy about the dark colors. I decided to try my hand at it.
This project takes a little time, but it is worth it in the end. The hardest part, for me, was the math. Lucky for you, I've already figured it out and you can just use my measurements. :)
I started with an 18x24 canvas. AC Moore had a sale right after Christmas and this size was 3/$10. Score!
Place a thumbtack underneath each corner. This will help you keep your paint from sticking the canvas to your workspace.
Use a ruler and a level to find the center of the canvas. Draw the lines with a pencil.
Now measure and mark every 2" from the center lines. Your canvas will then look like giant graph paper.
Using a compass, draw 2" circles with the center point being the cross section of the squares of the "graph." Overlap the circles as shown below.
I decided that the predominant colors would be blues and greens, with warm colors mixed in. Therefore, I started with the green, randomly painting different "leaves."
Once I finished with the colors (two coats each) I erased my "graph lines" and painted the centers with white to smooth it all out. I also used white to clean up the edges of the canvas. As you can see, it's not perfect, but hey, it's art!This is my HAPPY WALL
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