So I started this project thinking I was going to create a large layered piece of art for over our headboard in the master bedroom ( I have since solved this dilemma - post coming soon!) However, what I got instead was four random paintings to hang around the house.
My idea was good in theory.... Take old canvases (peace & blessins' high school doodles), in various sizes to add some spice to our very blank bedroom wall. After two evenings and about 30 coats of paint, I came up with some unique pieces that are "to be determined" as far as purpose or location goes. Sometimes, art doesn't turn out like you planned - and usually that's even better.
Next, throw some paint. (Literally that's what I did for the black and white piece). The others I chose I combination dry brush technique and drizzled straight from the paint bottle. Perfection isn't the goal here. Once the first few coats dried, I went back in with thin painters tape to add some extra modern dimension.
The larger 'Shades of grey' painting was not going as planned. (Literally hideous, and hard to look at - much like the film). Overall, it was clashing with the other pieces. So, naturally I went to bed and reevaluated the next day. I came to the conclusion it was too bold, and wouldn't create the calming, tranquil feel I wanted for the space. I began to dry brush on layers of white, black and more grey.
This companion piece was finished to compliment the 50 shades canvas. I needed something that incorporated both the existing gold touches in the room but would also be cohesive with the overall feel I had created. What I got was a combination grey dry brush and gold dripped effect. (Those are technical terms right?!)