This month, I’ll be doing one painting per day, every day. That’s 30 Days of Painting, and through this project I hope to become more comfortable with my paint brushes. The ultimate goal is to illustrate my stories for myself and my family.
Day 24: Water Color Window
For today’s project, I went back to water colors to try something fairly radical for me – an indoor space. I find artificial shapes to be far more difficult than natural ones – clean lines harder than jagged edges, and new stuff is harder than old. I like old buildings, or dilapidated potting sheds. I like trees and a ocean waves.
So I tried the exact opposite (credit to my mom for the genius idea) – a clean marble interior space with large windows you can’t really see out. That way, the viewer can decide what s/he sees through the glass, and I don’t get to pull focus with a pretty view of nature.
I like to imagine this as the end of the long hall library I’ll have one day. It’s the perfect space for endless books, corners for cool gadgets and art pieces, and long tables with easily accessible outlets, table lamps (those vintage looking ones with the green glass shades and the drop chain switches), and comfy chairs. And then when I need a moment to think or dream, I can run up those stairs and the stare out the window at whatever I’d like to see.
Hey, I can dream.