A Painting Process.

Originally, I slapped some paint on the taller-than-I-am-canvas for the dining room in colors that I knew I wanted to use and it stayed that way for months.  Over the holiday, I finally decided to finish it.  —I got a little carried away in the meantime.

It was a fun couple hours and I ended up about where I wanted to be:


Update 6.10.13: The finished painting (huge!) is currently for sale right here. 

23 Comments

  • Reply March 10, 2012

    Anonymous

    Very nice, love the colors!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    christa reinhart

    I love this. I would love to make something like this to match my dining room. I’ve pinned the one in your etsy shop so I won’t forget. Great job!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    4thelvofdesign

    What kind of brushes do u use?

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Each artist has their own favorite type of brushes. I personally like something a little stiffer. So I use over-sized oil-painting brushes. Very similar to a paint brush you would use for a wall, just a little stiffer.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Sarah-Nadine

    Love the end result. I am inspired for this weekend…Thank you

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Andrea Hernandez

    Ok pleeeease share how you pop those images on top of each other like a mini animation, thats eye catchin’ right ‘er

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Just google around for a GIF maker. Free. Super easy.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Diana @ Boy + Girl

    Wow! This is stunning! I love it!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    elaine

    Very cool! I love the colour palette and the design feels very “ikat” like. Great job!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    meaganbriggs3

    You are absolutely ridiculous. Your skills amaze me everyyyyyyyyyyyyyy time I see something you’ve busted out in just a few short hours. Holy cow. I tots agree, it is very “ikat” feel. Which I love and wish I could pull off!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Hahahaha. A series of ten paintings THAT size? You would need a warehouse to display.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Victoria Bradley

    You’re such a jerk. This could be a whole SERIES. I want EACH of those paintings. I’m so mad at you for painting over them!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Thanks. Definitely Ikat inspired. :)

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Girl, you’d pull it off with ease. Every time I choose a fabric (for curtains, or a rug) that is Ikat–Chris said it looks too “Jacksonhole.” Hahaha. Luckily, he likes the painting.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Samantha

    How did you paint the pattern? I’ve been looking for a tutorial for ages!! Email me at thebrunetteone@live.com! This is amazing!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Thanks so much Samantha. There is no pattern, or tutorial. Sorry. I just…did it. I painted until I liked what I was seeing. I know that might sound frustrating. Sorry!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    the cape on the corner

    i just saw this on pinterest, and i love it! i had to come over here and tell-i couldn’t just pin it and run!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    C B

    Came over from pinterest and so disappointed that there’s no tutorial. This would look awesome in my dining room. What size is the canvas and where did you get one that large? What kind of paint did you use?

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Sorry to disappoint! The canvas is probably 8ft tall and 5 ft wide. Chris bought me a huge roll of canvas from DickBlick last Mother’s Day. We made the frame ourselves and stretched the canvas over it and secured the edges on the back with a staple gun. A painting this large, I use house paint! I am a big fan of picking up the mistinted tester pots (they are always marked down to 50 cents) whenever I see them. I also used a lot of the colors we have on walls around the house to really tie it in. Hope it helps!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Anonymous

    Very nice, love the colors!

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Aw, thanks! So thoughtful of you.

  • Reply December 31, 2012

    Jenna

    Beautiful! Now I want to paint :)

  • Reply June 9, 2013

    luigui

    Hermoso!!! que padre estan tus Pinturas

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