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Thursday, April 30, 2015

ORC Week 5–Creating Original Artwork and Other Painting Projects

Oh I can hardly believe this is the last day of April. This month has just flown by.

This past week was all about painting projects. The freshly painted mantle was hung and I began to try out various groupings of accessories.

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I also found some pillows for the couch that were almost the perfect color palette….

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I just added a bit of watered down “Florence” chalk paint to a few of the flowers and the entire room is now tied together.

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Sweet Guy was recently assigned a final art project for school. He needed to create a Jackson Pollock inspired composition. Two weeks ago I took him to the Dallas art museum to see if he could find some inspiration.

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This past Saturday we studied color theory and Pollock’s various artistic techniques and forms. Both artists used pouring, stick and splatter methods to apply paint to the canvas.

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With myself as the patron and Sweet Guy as the artist we looked at the dining room where the artwork would hang to agree on a color palette. Lastly, we measured the space to determine canvas size and drove to the store to purchase our supplies. Sunday afternoon he began his creation. He absolutely loved the creative process. It truly was a win-win situation for everyone.

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Don’t you love that the art session was supervised by our own “Lump”?

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Picasso and “Lump”.

They were inseparable.

This past week I also got the chairs dropped off of the upholsters, draperies hemmed and the green hutch filled. I still need to address a bit more of the accessorizing. Given that today is my last final and I will have 18 glorious days before the next semester starts I am hopeful it will all get done.

Next week is the reveal so fingers crossed that the chairs are back in time.

Laura

 

17 comments :

Jan Tanis said...

Great, original art by both you and your sweet guy...all supervised, no doubt, by your lump~ How cute!

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Sonya Barker said...

Love this so much!! Adding the chalk paint to the fabric to bring out your color is a fantastic idea!!! Love your sons project too, such an artist. ~Sonya

Auntie Em said...

Your family is very artistic and talented. And how lovely to have Sweet Guy's painting hanging on the walls in your home. You have been a busy lady this year and it's only the end of April. I hope you enjoy your break and have some 'me' time to relax and recover before you take off running again.
Can't wait to see your room! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love how the mantel looks and Sweet Guy's art is amazing. He may have found his calling.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the way the white mantle looks up against the brick! Your son is quite the artist...his painting looks fabulous!! Can't wait for the full reveal!!

Linda said...

I LOVE this so much - Picasso and his lump. : ) LOVE IT!!!
Your son did a great job with the art piece!!

Louise said...

Oh my goodness, it's all looking great. I do hope his teacher will be made fully aware how much thought went into that painting,. Lover your Lump.

Karena Albert said...

Laura, I am so impressed with your son's work of art!
I love Jackson Pollock's creative works and the color palette for yours is perfection!!
Thanks for showing the images of Picasso with Lump!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena
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Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

How wonderful that Sweet Guy got to contribute to your project! I still can't wait to see the big reveal. I will not be able to completely finish my own project due to another family crisis (death) but am happy for the progress that has been made.

Erin @ the-organized-life said...

Love your son's artwork! Good luck in this last week!

Lorrie said...

Love the photos of the artist at work! The room's going to look fabulous!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

So cute that the dog supervised the creative process!

Rita C. said...

Love Sweet Guy's project and man, is he getting tall (not to mention even more handsome!).

Vel Criste said...

Love the details you'll be adding to the space Laura, esp. that chalkboard paint on the flowers! your budding Picasso takes after your eye for beauty!

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

How very creative of you, Lauee these ra, to add color to your pillows by way of paint! I don't think I would have ever thought of that! Good to see all these creative juices flowing so easily at your house. And they are all just beautiful! I'm enjoying my apron. I have it hanging on a decorative hook in my kitchen so I can see it every day, and not hide it in a drawer. Thanks again!

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

How very creative of you, Lauee these ra, to add color to your pillows by way of paint! I don't think I would have ever thought of that! Good to see all these creative juices flowing so easily at your house. And they are all just beautiful! I'm enjoying my apron. I have it hanging on a decorative hook in my kitchen so I can see it every day, and not hide it in a drawer. Thanks again!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

How fun to see his talent in progress! Love how it turned out. The picture with your your son and the dog is precious- and the tie into Picasso's dog Lump made me smile!