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.
Isn’t that what making a home is all about?
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