Learn to paint in Acrylic paints - Step by Step
I have spent the day painting, but not on canvas, on my dining room walls. My wife and I had used the hangers advertised on TV that you can pull the tab and it will come right off. Well it did, along with the paint on the wall.
I went to the store to get some paint, and could not find the original color, willow leaf. I had to get spring willow leaf which looked like a close match.
I arrived home and started painting, and not surprisingly, the paint does not match. The first thing I started doing was a mental analysis on why the paint did not match. What was different with the new compared to the old? I find looking at the wall paint from an artist perspective changes the way I think about painting the wall. I wonder what the affect of the color will have on people who view it? How or will the color change the focal point of the room?
I actually am starting to think of the wall as more of a canvas, than just a wall. I am starting to see it as a blank page of possibilities rather than a chore that has to be done. I have never considered choosing a paint color for your wall as being creative, but now I see that it is part of the creative process that turns a room into a work of art.
I realize that I am talking about a single color on the wall, but color affects how people think, so it makes me wonder how it will change their thinking. In my mind the color makes the room, brighter, and therefore it adds a greater degree of cheerfulness than the old color.
My second thought about this has more to do with fine art painting than construction painting. My wife wants me to paint a picture to hang in our dining room, but said she wants on that will match. So I am thinking about getting a canvas, and doing a primary coat with the acrylic latex wall paint on the canvas, then produce an appropriate picture to go on the wall.
I just wanted to share these thoughts to see if any of you have had similar thought since you have started painting?
By the way, I think I like the new color better than the old.
Have a wonderful day.