Pulling out my paints is the fastest route to my happy place. It’s so nice to be able to turn on a good Spotify playlist (or a short story podcast), and settle in and zone out.
Someday I’d love to figure out portraits, but for now fruit and flowers are simple and fun to paint. I’ve been doing a few of these more graphic collection-style paintings lately inspired by some of the pre-pop Warhol prints above. I started a butterfly one for Evie’s room that I need to finish still – it feels like I have a lot of half-done paintings sitting around. :/
I wanted something to hang on the wall in the kitchen right away, something big (to better fill the tall space) and colorful to pop against the new pale gray walls, so I thought a fruit collection would be really fun for the room and would be simple enough to finish in one night.
I don’t often buy new canvases. I think it’s fun (and less expensive) to recycle thrift store paintings. I got this giant one for just a few dollars. Shocker, I know. Who wouldn’t want this gem?
I know it’s not some great masterpiece, but it was a fun exercise to start and finish a painting in the same day. And at the very least, the painting fills my wall up well and is a shot of bright, happy color in a pretty monochromatic space. Perfect for a kitchen!