I got the itch to create something. With paint. But I didn’t know what. Off to my Pinterest boards for inspiration.
There I found this pillow. Lots of circles. Lots of colors. Hey, I think I can do this.
Here’s the result.
The project started with this framed print. Welcome to Little House on the Prairie.
It took a couple of coats of white paint to block that barn and wagon scene out.
After selecting my paint colors, I began to paint different sized, different colored circles all over. Making sure to space out big ones, medium sized ones, and small ones as I went. If I had to do this over again I would base coat the background a color (maybe tan or even red) so the white doesn’t show through so much. You want to fill in the entire piece with circles of different colors.
When the canvas was completely covered with circles begin to layer the colors by painting more circles on top of the others. Next add swirls of other colors to add more details. The more you layer colors – the more intricate it becomes.
After I slapped some cream paint on the frame it was ready to hang. It’s another one of those pieces that makes me happy when I look at it.
Isn’t that what making a home is all about?
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How cute! Love the colors-it would make me smile every time I saw it too.
Hi Vicki! Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my funky circle art. It truly does make me happy.
SwedishCornerDownUnder... Pernilla says
Very cool! Love the colours 🙂 Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla
Thanks so much for visiting from Down Under! I love the colors of the circle art painting too!
Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says
How fun,I love this idea. Looks wonderful on your mantel. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty
Thanks, Marty! I had the best time painting the abstract circle art. Wonder what I can re-create next? Thanks for hosting Inspire Me!
Love this! How many colors did you use? It looks like you put the ‘stronger’ colors on first and then the lighter or brighter colors? Thanks!
Hi Joy! Yes, I started with darker circles first then layered on lighter circles as I went. I finished up most with a thin swirl of light color. Each “spot” has at least three different circles. It was really fun. Now I am looking for more things to paint!
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Take care, Ashley