I know what you all are thinking. Didn’t we just try this? I appreciated your morale boosting last time I attempted to paint! I don’t know what it is but when I get an idea in my head I have a hard time shaking it. My mom likes to refer to this quality as the one that almost killed her in my youth. But, I saw this Lulu and Georgia print and was back on a mission…
So, I couldn’t paint a watercolor abstract? Surely I could whip up a perfect rendering of a fiddle leaf fig? It had to be easier than keeping one alive in real life, right? Oh how I love my misdirected confidence 🙂 This time I used acrylic paints and I did find them a little easier. I used the Lulu and Georgia print for guidance but otherwise just free-handed it.
I was happy with the fact that I had created some semi-real-looking leaves but I wanted to gag at the fact that the whole thing was off-centered. But, I let it go. The whole reason I have been on this painting tear lately was because I wanted to create my own vintage-style poster. I decided my fiddle leaf was good enough to move on.
All I needed were a few supplies:
2 wooden dowels (found at the craft store with unfinished wood products)
I stained my dowels because I wanted a richer look than the unfinished wood.
I used the velcro to connect the paper to the wood and I cut them in half to get the right width.
You could easily use glue I just wanted to be able to switch out posters when I feel like it.
My console has been rocking a more modern/abstract look and I was ready for a little change. What fun is having a house if you can’t change things up on a whim?!
all art also created by me…I can’t seem to give up the dream 🙂
Sorry for the super gloomy pictures- that was the weather that day. I really hate bad pictures on blogs but I just couldn’t wait on Mother Nature any longer.
I am really liking the more natural feel this brings to my living room. The abstract art was feeling too bright and stark for this time of year. I feel like everything needs to start softening up for the more cozy weather. That being said, I am already in the midst of working on another piece for fall. Next week I will be sharing some of my fall decorating and it includes a quick change out from my fiddle leaf. We’ve got musical art going on!