Impressionism has always been my favorite style. Something about the brush strokes and how romantic they are. I love how a simple pond can take on thousands of colors in the sunlight. I could look at artwork for hours. For a hot minute I even thought about studying art history in college.
I love to incorporate prints into our home decor, but I also like to try my (very unskilled) hand at taking influences and bringing them into my own art work. We had a bare wall in our bedroom that was begging for some attention, so I thought I could try to blend my love of impressionism with something trendy.
I started this project by painting two canvases (the canvases were the only things that I bought for this whole project). For the colors, I wanted something that would go with the colors of our bedroom (duh) so my inspiration was Monet's Water Lillies.
This was my inspiration for this project in terms of taping. I've had this image pinned to my "Apartment" board for a couple of years now. I started out taping one pattern (like the brick pattern in the pin) but quickly got frustrated because I couldn't get it even AT ALL. I may have a little bit of OCD. To tape a herringbone pattern, I started with the vertical lines, dividing the canvas into 4 sections. I then eyeballed diagonal lines making the herringbone. I decided to leave some random pieces out, to create a little bit more visual interest.
Once everything was taped, I gave everything a few good coats of white spray paint before peeling off the tape. I decided to hang these horizontally on the wall, since I think they look better that way.
These go so well with our bedroom color scheme. They were an easy and cheap way to bring some color and visual interest to the walls, which are a weird, fleshy beige color that you always get in a rental. They were very easy to make, and pretty stress relieving too. Most of the steps were done while I listened to The Goldfinch on audiobook.
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