“Art is therapy.”
For some reason, known only to my inner self, I decided to draw a design using circles, divide the rings that resulted, paint the spaces that formed, and attach a mirror to the center. So this is the first piece that came out of that idea. I think it’s painted on a piece of masonite, which is a good base for such work.
Also, masonite comes in large sheets at building supply stores, costs under $10 a sheet, and the store is generally happy to cut it into pieces at no cost. At least Home Depot in my area accommodates me. I generally have the pieces cut to fit frames that I’ve purchased at thrift stores.
The piece pictured above measures about 26×26 and is one of my favorites. Painting all the little spaces did prove to be therapy. Whenever I take on such projects I generally listen to an audio book that I get from the library or I listen to Michael Buble’. Sometime James Taylor. But enough about my tastes in music.
Be warned, if you take on such a project you might have to go over each shape at least twice to get good coverage. Also, the finishing touch is to outline each area with either a black or gold felt-tipped pen. You decide which you think would look better.
Such projects, when dividing the board or canvas into sections, can either be a fast or slow project. Larger areas go faster. But I bet you figured the out for yourself. You are smarter than I look! Life is good.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.