Monday, April 18, 2011

Playing With Color

I had this blank canvas that had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months now.  So I decided to get it out and play.
I have this thing for color.  I really do.  I like to take pictures of spools of thread or paint chip samples or skeins of yearn all lined up neatly on the shelf according to color.  I love to organize my craft supplies in rainbow color order.  And there are few things more satisfying than mixing several different colors together to get just the shade you were looking for. 
It took me a while to create just the right shade of cheerful green.  I made several lovely shades of moldy green to puke green on my first attempts.
Truthfully, I have never really done much painting before.  My grandma is an amazing artist.  My mom had a few of her paintings on display in our home growing up.  I would love to take a lesson from her someday.  In the meantime, this is what I came up with.   
This was just one of those projects that you do for the process, not so much the end result.  It’s not the most display-worthy masterpiece I have ever created.  Let’s just say I’m obviously not the artist my Grandma is.  But, I was just happy getting paint all over my fingers and mixing colors to my hearts content.  I am convinced that even if you don’t think you are “good” at it, art in any form is good for the soul.  I am learning to find more joy in the process.  


  1. I think it's fantastic! And it would look so cute hanging in your future baby's nursery!

    I probably need to stop telling myself I can't do something and just TRY!

  2. Wow! So cute! Like Jewls I was thinking the same thing. I'd love to have this for a baby's room! If you ever open an Etsy shop I will so be there!

  3. It's SO CUTE Whitney!!! I LOVE it SO much!!

  4. The painting is beautiful. I love the colors. I saw the button color palette on Pinterest and I loved it so much I just went back and added it to a button features post from last week. I love your blog.

  5. This is beautiful! You are such a talented artist! I've spent the last hour or 2 just reading all your posts and looking at pictures of the projects you've completed. You are truly inspiring.