Saturday, July 14, 2012

ballard art knockoff

My latest project for my dear friend & client, Becky, is this large canvas art for her bedroom.

I started with a 36x36" art canvas which I got for 50% off at Joann's ($20), a handful of blue, green, white & brown acrylic paints I had on hand, and this inspiration from Ballard (Gold Swirls Abstract Print)...

I wanted this to be more blue than the Ballard one, and Becky wanted me to add the cross design.  My dots are more heavy-handed and my shapes are a less vine-like, but overall I think the effect is still quite nice.  And it was $230 cheaper than the original, so she's pretty happy with that!  

The art really fills up the space and adds a punch of color above the bed, while also picking up the wall color.  We're working on the rest of her bedroom too - the windows are done and such a huge change.  As soon as I get her chair painted(!) I'll be showing you that side of the room.

Well, I'm no artist, but it was so fun to paint such a huge canvas that I have an itch to try another one.  I just don't really have anywhere in my house for such a masterpiece.  Anyone want to commission my next work?


aimee said...

that is TOTALLY lovely!!! what an awesome job.
gives me some inspiration for something above our bed!

Kirby Dunton Carespodi said...


Eclectically Vintage said...

$230 cheaper - gotta love that!

You could be the next Grandma Moses - I see a future in painting!

marissa said...

what a cool idea. I always need more stuff on my walls! I hope you'll be adding this to my What We Wore, Read and Made Wednesday Link Party


Amy@BuffaloRoam said...

I would totally buy that! Not even kidding - I love it!

PS - We have the same bedding! :)

reFresh reStyle said...

I love this!