I woke up a little earlier than normal today because Steve was expecting a delivery that needed to be signed for, and I didn’t want to miss it in case they delivered it in the morning. Well, it’s 5:20pm and it still hasn’t arrived. Since I stayed home from work to wait for the package (one of the nice things about owning your own business), I decided to make myself useful. First I cleaned up the house a little bit, and then I remembered the canvases and paint I had bought the last time I was at Joann Fabrics. What a good day to paint! I was a little nervous at first because I’ve only ever painted at Sips ‘n Strokes, which is a place that you can go by yourself or with friends and they teach you how to paint while sipping on your favorite beverage.
But I found the courage, and decided that if I messed up, I could always just throw it away.
So I got all my supplies ready and squeezed a little acrylic paint into my plastic paint holder thingy. (What’s the correct name for that again?) I only bought the basic primary colors because I figured I could always mix them to make whatever color I needed.
First I painted the blue background, making the edges a dark blue, and the center a light blue.
Then I used pure black paint for the tree trunk and limbs.
Next, I combined green, yellow, and white to make a light green, and painted some leaves.
I added more dark green to the mixture and painted slightly over the light green leaves to add some dimension.
Next I made a light pink by mixing red and alot of white, and painted some large flowers. I went back over the flowers with the same color and just kind of dabbed my paint brush around to make smaller looking flowers. Then I used the same technique with a little white paint.
The last step was to add small black dots to the centers of the large flowers, and then sign my name! I hope you like it! I’ll probably end up hanging this in our bedroom, since it needs a little color.