Friday, April 15, 2011

My apartment - the process and a new painting

As I mentioned below, I've been rearranging my apartment today.  I have design ADD.  I have no money to spend, so I'm just moving things around.  As I was rearranging, I again marveled at how much stuff I have.  Where does it all come from?  I like a sparse environment, so I rotate my collection.  As I pull some things out of the closet and put other things into the closet, I get very inspired.  Sometimes color schemes emerge on their own, and that makes me want to paint.  Here is a little preview of my current process.
I adore dishes and teapots.  I rearranged some of my collection in the kitchen.  And look at that - a strange and unexpected color combination emerged.  Pink, black and white.  I kinda dig it.
Remember my little gray bookcase (that used to be white and then hot pink).  Well now it's a bubble gum pink.  I just can't get enough pink.  I hate the mirrors in the alcove in my apartment, so I'm experimenting with hanging fabric.  I love it.  I want to cover the entire living room in fabric!

 Untitled, 2011, 24"x30", acrylic on canvas.

Since I was so inspired by this color scheme, I decided to do a new painting!  I love how it turned out.  This is a style I want to cultivate - simple, minimal, geometric paintings.  I don't usually like the way they turn out because I am such a perfectionist.  This kind of painting is not as easy as it looks.  Simple, but not easy.  I have a beautiful new turquoise pillow which is a gift from my sister-in-law.  Can I make my turquoise accents fit with all this pink and black?  Of course!  Here's a little known secret.  No colors ever really clash.  Just take a look at nature, or at the way Jonathan Adler decorates.


Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

I love pink, black and white. Get a little bowl and fill it with Good 'N Plenties.

Love the painting. I also love what you said about how no colors ever clash. That's exciting.

Why'd you go back to Cleveland? Where'd you move to and what made you go back? That was a nice comment you said on my blog.

Shayla said...

I dig your painting yo.

Jessie said...

I love the bookcase painted baby pink!


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