We’ve been living in this house for some time (I think it’s been four years), yet we still have many unfinished rooms. Our family room was one such room. We had a HUGE blank wall crying out for some love and attention.
I’ve been planning for a while to make my own art, since I’ve looked around and haven’t been able to find anything I really loved to fill that space. Although, I did come close to buying something a couple of months ago. I saw this in a shop window and thought it was my favourite colour – duck egg blue – got the lady to take it out of the window display, got out my wallet ready to pay when I noticed that it was WHITE! The lighting in the window had made it appear blue. I thought white would be too washed out, so I didn’t buy it.
I had recently finished another project with a small sample pot of duck egg blue paint and thought now that I had some leftover paint this would be my opportunity to get started on my wall art. I went out while I was still in a creative mood and bought myself a canvas. I had seen some art some time ago with those cute American red barns and really liked the look of them, they were simple, which was perfect since I can’t actually draw or paint. They were also perfect because of the colour, we have small amounts of red in our downstairs, so it would tie in well with what we already had. I painted the background blue and while I waited for it to dry, I googled red barn art and found a few which I liked and used as inspiration.
Okay, so I’m no Michelangelo, but I like it and I think it has made the room look and feel more loved.