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Birdie Painting

I was just cleaning up my office/store room and I found this painting I did three or more years ago, and thought that it may work in the nursery. I painted it while we were living in our little apartment.

painting 1

I’m going to wait to see if I’m going with a soft colour pallet or not for the room. (Again, having dillemas as to the design direction of that room). But it was fun to find it. The fact that it was hiding, goes to show you how messy my store room is.

painting 4

I wanted to post it to give you some tips on how I did it, as it’s super easy to do if you’re looking to do your own artwork. Here are some tips on how I attempted my first painting.

(1) I painted the canvas black, which gives the background some depth

painting 2
(You can see the black, is actually the background of the canvas)

(2) I sketched out what I wanted to do in chalk first. 🙂 Don’t like what you’ve done? Wipe it away and start fresh. That’s the beauty of doing the background in black first – it serves as 2 purposes. 🙂 You can kind of see some white chalk lines left over in some of the close up shots.

(3) I left the background showing through around the birds and leaves, creating a border. I’ve alway just liked borders, and it’s an easy way to do it without having to use black.

painting 3

Anyhow, It may end up in the baby room, or it may stay in my office…But I wanted to show you it as it reminded me as to how much fun it was to do it!

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13 Comments

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    Anonymous
    December 16, 2009 at 1:28 am

    Thanks for the tips! – However, I think you failed to mention that you also need to have some TALLENT like you do to actually accomplish a project like this! HA. (Love the painting!!)
    -Cathy

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    [email protected]
    December 16, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I LOVE it!! I would put that in any room – not just a nursury! I am devoid of artistic talent though, so when I see it I get pretty excited!

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    Kerry
    December 16, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    I think it would be LOVELY in a nursery… or any room for that matter! You did a beautiful job… great tips. Maybe one day I'll try something like that! Can't wait to see where you place it!

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    Jane's Next Door
    December 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I love it!

    Can I have it if you decide not to hang it? Kidding…sort of…:)

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    Sharon
    December 16, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    It is so cute … would be perfect in the nursery.

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    [email protected]:podge
    December 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    It would be perfect in a nursery! I can see Amy Butler fabrics, a vintage armchair and a soothing grey-blue on the walls along with one of your alphabet prints!

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    Katie
    December 16, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    aww, this would be perfect in the nursery! even more so cause you made it.

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    vez
    December 16, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I agree … that would be perfect for a nursery.

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    Jeannette
    December 17, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Definitely put it in baby's room! It is lovely, playful and from the heart.

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    karen
    December 18, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Sooooo cute!

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    Hopeless Chest
    January 2, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I LOVE THAT! I'm obsessed with birds. How cute. It would look fantastic in the baby's nursery.

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    Mrs. Limestone
    January 18, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    This is absolutely adorable!

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    Lindsay
    January 27, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Thank you!!! 🙂

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