Yeah, I'm not really going to swing from a chandelier, I just liked the Sia quote for the title. I saw a black-and-white chandelier painting on Pinterest (off course) and decided that, instead of buying it, I should make it. I started last summer but then I got tired of it because I am an impatient person and I just wanted it finished. A little while ago I finally decided it was time to finish it so I spent all day on President's Day painting to finish it.I wanted to add more depth but I was over it by the end of the day and my back was killing me so I called it. I may end up adding to it but let's be realistic: probably not. Anyway, I do like how it turned out and now we finally have something hanging above our bed. My next project may be making a headboard.
I had started out drawing out the chandelier with pencil. Then I painted the negative space because I thought that would make it easier and quicker. Nope. I should have painted the whole canvas black and then painted white on top. I am not a real painter so I do not have the three-dimensional techniques down but I'm pretty sire I should have painted this is layers. Maybe next time.
There are many ways to create simple art for your home. Whether you are an artist or not. I'd like to try this method myself:
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Born and raised in the Netherlands, I now work as a designer in NYC. I love trying new things, candy and the color orange. In this blog, I will post about things I've learned and things I love. Veel plezier!