I started painting last year. I have always been creative and have a pretty good eye for style so I am told. I had seen a painting of a cluster of circles with the illusion of falling called confetti and I loved it. I am one of those people that when I see something I immediately wonder if I could make it myself. I love a good challenge. I also know however, when it is a better decision not to attempt it!! I started painting on small canvas artist boards and had no real rhyme or reason to the themes. I painted a few boards ombre (gradient) style, and even was
commissioned asked to paint a picture of monkeys for my grandson's room. It must have been ok as I was asked to paint turtles for my other grandson's room. I will let you know how that turns out!
I painted abstracts, circles, lines, even tried to add a little texture to the canvas with some stiffener and a piece of raw silk. It didn't look as good on canvas as the idea looked in my head!! I live with an artist. No really. A real artist. He has a true god given talent. So my critic is schooled, and tested at the finer points to art. When I described my "circle" idea to him he said he would just need to see it. So I started with a 11x16 canvas and proceeded to compass out circles. I then meticulously began the task of painting circles in various shades. It was time consuming staying in the lines. It was not fun. But I learned from the piece. I think that was the lesson. He loved the concept and encouraged me to do a larger piece. So, I had this canvas downstairs that I had previously thought I would paint an abstract on for above the sofa. I gathered the lessons I learned from the smaller canvases and started on this one. It is a 24x48. I did not draw any circles on this canvas to paint. I free-handed them all and love the non uniformity to them. Confetti is not perfect. The circles are not perfect. That was what I wanted. It is white, silver and gold. Confetti. Sometimes when the light hits the silver they shimmer. I added a soft shade of pink and yellow to it. I am very happy with the way it turned out. Pictures here do not do it justice. It hangs on a large (and I do mean large) wall in my kitchen. I need to find complimentary pieces to complete the wall. Any ideas? I am open to suggestions. Who knows it may end up downstairs and this wall will be bare once again.
Pretty good circles for free hand if I do say so myself!
All photos by Lisa