I have decided to have a crack at interior design, a bit of experimenting..and realized that I need to use a stimuli that will tie all colours in. What better way to do this than to use a painting.
Pinterest is a favourite place for me to peruse.. all kinds of ideas come from here. I came across a picture and just had to interpret it through a painting. I just loved the colours of the birds as a starting point.
I began by trying a bit of pallet knife painting and loved the experimentation with some heavy medium. I found by mixing the colour with the medium before applying it, saves time and extra painting. It actually doesn’t change the colour when mixed together, it just thickens the paint.
After three hours, I’m not happy with it but I will persist till I get it to where I want it.
After a few days later contemplating what to change, I felt inspired by The BBC Big Painting challenge. As I saw how different artists approached their work and took risks, I thought I needed to challenge my style with new ways of approaching my Art. This is the outcome!
I am surprised with how this painting has turned out. Totally different to what I expected. Very bright and different to my usual style. I feel like my style is evolving from natural, realistic observations to bright, visionary, happy paintings. In each painting I will now consider Interior design rules where their are colour pops. 60/30/10 percentage colour considerations. Since looking at how I want my painting to sit in my room, it gives me a perspective on the outcome of a painting and how well it will sit in any space. I feel today’s Interior style for most people tends to lend to create illusions of bright open spaces to make the areas appear bigger. White is becoming the modern colour for most houses and I feel people tend to go for bright happy colours for their paintings. (not always but in observing friends and family house preferences) instead of true colours of things to brighten a space.