Hey. Here is my another artistic attempt of “keeping summer alive on paper”
So what’s this article going to be about ?- My art.
Almost 2 month ago me and my friend – co-writer of books section Domc moved to our first “grown ups” apartment in Prague. In attempt to decorate our cozy little place I got kick from creativity muse and got this idea of realistic painting of flowers but make it minimalistic. So I got to thinking.
Originally I wanted it to be three separated same size papers – 2 outsides papers were supposed to be flowery and middle one just minimalistic shapes but I still wanted to connect it somehow.
So I kept thinking and this was the time when I was supposed to throw away old posters from pharmacy where work in. That’s when the final idea hit me and I took the posters home and started working.
My canvas was not usual paper as it was back side of poster so it was bit shiny, colors I used was (I guess) acrylic colors – not bought by me so that’s why I’m not really sure what type of colors I actually used. Some time ago I ordered “painting by numbers” from AliExpress and now I used the same colors I had rest from that time. It was all really small containers and I used very little amount of water to soften it up a bit – otherwise it was just pure color so it was pretty thick and created pretty patterns on slick paper.
Firstly I googled some flowers for inspiration and drew them on paper by pencil and created some shades. Here is photography evidence of how first picture came to life:
Once I had the realistic painting part done I moved to the minimalistic part. I did not have any ruler of any sort so I took free one from IKEA. I made 2 cm wide squares to create background black and white check desk – with just a pencil and a black pen. Final version:
It took me around a week till I decided to finally finish the other one (yay procrastination). Different flowers, same background pattern but upside down. Here it is with many detailed photos.
Middle simple poster is made out of 2 smaller posters as my pharmacy did not have any bigger one left so I combined 2 smaller ones with just plain check background to connect the rest to the one whole picture separated by small white wall parts.
Why I like it:
As my room is quite simple – one big wardrobe with mirror on it, 2 white shelves and one double king size bed, I like how it connects the room by its white background – kinda looks like it’s coming out of the wall. Colorful flowers are dominant part of my room now even though it’s just simple paper, no frame or anything (but I’m still thinking about ways to make it look more minimalistic – I might put it into black thin frame in the future). It’s right in front of my bed so when I’m lying in a bed I’m not just staring at the wall, I’m staring at my own big creation. It’s kinda inspiring to see physical version off an idea, grow my confidence in myself and in all that I am capable of.
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