You know that feeling when you see something and you think, I need to have that, well I often times see patterns or materials and think, I need to paint that!
A SarahWhit Interior Design team member was inspired by this paper. A client needed a wide, but shorter wall filled in their kitchen/family room area and they were specific about a gold and pink pop of color. Admittedly, I love a gold pop! And I always say…panel panel panel to fill a space. So, we took these two images and away I went…..
Of – course nothing is very that easy. I was planning to use gold leaf as the pop of gold and that stuff is pretty toxic. So…. I needed a space with more ventilation, these canvases were large and I didn’t want to risk the toxins with the kids. It was the start of winter so I couldn’t just open the windows with I painted. I needed more space. Thankfully, I live in a community with an art center that has “open play” sessions. I hauled the project to the community house and away I went.
We decided that 3 panels were going to fill the space perfectly. It’s challenging to create beautiful paneled art without having it look too uniform or repetitive. There is a fine line to making each panel unique but still making the piece flow. I painted each panel laying them flat on the floor set together. I started with the base layer, then added the navy and pink. For this piece I had to constantly stop painting, move the panels upright and assess the image together from upright angel.
Then I layered the gold leaf as the final pop.
The image looks perfect on the wall and is surrounded by fabulous green and blue fabrics!