I had an arrangement with several smaller frames and black and white photos on an adjacent wall, so I knew I wanted one single piece on this wall. On another wall in the room I had a colorful abstract floral. So I knew this single piece shouldn't compete with all the colors there. I also didn't really want it to be "anything." Meaning I didn't want a flower or a street or a photo. I wanted ART.
|A glimpse of the artwork I'm referencing.|
I first painted the entire canvas white. Might seem silly since the canvas is already "white." But I needed a nice even surface that wouldn't soak up too much paint during the next step.
Here's where it got fun.
I stood the canvas up and painted a really wide stripe of SW Sassy Green (leftover from the dining room). And then I did something that seemed so wrong. I sprayed the green I'd just painted with water. I sprayed and sprayed until it started to drip. Then I sprayed more so I got lots of long drips going. I wanted them to go all the way to the bottom of the canvas. Once I was happy with the amount, I let that dry.
|Here come the drips!|
Basically, you just spray to your heart's content, until your eye is happy with the result.
I'm thrilled with it.I love how simple it is. I love how you can't tell which direction the drips are running and they all just blend in with one another.
|Don't forget to paint the edges too!|
|And the view of it's new home. You can also see the new closet door. Read about that project here and here.|
What do you think? I think this was easy enough for anyone to do. Pick your colors and have fun!