Sunday, May 12, 2013

Geometric Circle Painting

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers and everything you do for your children!

To honor my Mother, today's post is about a painting I made for my mother for Christmas.  My parents repainted their living room a bright happy orange and I made curtains out of a brown fabric with colored polka-dots.  I bought similar colors of paints and a square canvas (I think it was 18" by 18").

To paint this, I sketched the circles using a bowl and plate as guides.  Then, my art teacher brother stepped in and helped freehand the smaller circles.  I began painting by painting the background within about half an inch of the circles. I then painted the inside of the circles the different colors and let them dry. I touched up the edges circles with the brown (or other colors as needed).

This was a difficult project for a perfectionist like me to put down; as you can see in the large picture above, the circles are not perfect.  However, once I took a step back it looked nice and I was happy with it.  I think my mother was too!

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