Q: How does an artist paint the walls in her house?
A: With a lot of angst.
A house painter will calculate the amount of paint needed to paint a room and buy the right amount necessary to get the job done. Get in get out, get on with life!
A fine artist on the other hand, will paint, assess the color, repaint because the color isn’t quite right, assess, maybe do some of their own color mixing, find another value of the same color, paint swatches all over everything, assess … repeat
It is an agonizing process, because the result is never a simple single wall color, but a series of creative diversions on the walls.
But it really is about loving my home environment, surrounding myself with creative interest and comfort.
Besides, it doesn’t matter what my canvas is, I will always approach it with my own style.
It's a work of art still in progress. I'll show you the final version when I get there.
I am deciding on the new color for kitchen cabinets. AAAAAGH!
I tried to repeat some of the turquoise blue from the dining room wall in the kitchen. It didn't work, so went to plan B, a nice taupe.
It couldn't be just a blue wall, but I decided to create an aged verdi gris. I love it!
In the middle of that painting project, I had to re-cover the kitchen stools. These are Cosco stools from the 50's.
This was the last creative permutation, which will be repainted after the new kitchen wall color.