Saturday, April 5, 2014

I'm Getting All Kinds of Artsy

Our town is having an Art & Wine Gala next weekend so I decided to submit the HOME canvas I just made plus another one for it.  I've wanted to submit art for this annual gala for awhile, but the timing was never right.  I've also created a second canvas:
I thought I would add a person with a quote, but then I kept looking at it and I like how it looks like the horizon over an ocean.  So, this is it.  This one is 16x20.

I don't think you can tell, but in the red painted area, I sprinkled some clear sequins. 


If that's not enough projects for you...I have taken on another home project.  Our downstairs bathroom.   So you get the full picture of our home, we have lived here since 2001 and all the walls are white except Kevin's bedroom which he painted in 49er colors when he was a Senior in high school.  So...I contacted our cousin Greg who is a painter for some left over tan paint.  Well he didn't have tan only an off white.  I took it anyhow and mixed in some brown paint.  Here's the bathroom painted:

It's a little darker than I really wanted it, but that's ok.  Now check out a SNEAK PEEK of what the final project will look like:
The plan is to cover this entire wall (which is the main wall) of sports related quotes, etc.  I asked Kenny to write some down and then I went on the internet to get some 49er, Warriors, Giants and Sharks specific quotes/chants.  Think of subway art on the entire wall.  That's my vision.  This is only about 1/4 done and I'll take photos along the way.

We have so many photos, signs, etc that are sports related so those will go on other walls in the room.  I have a couple of ideas that I got off Pinterest too regarding "retiring" numbers, etc.  I've decided I need to purchase paint pens instead of using a paint brush on some of these letters.  This little bit took me forever to paint.  I also realized I need to purchase a few more colors, like Giant's orange and 49er red (they are actual colors in our vocabulary).


  1. You're doing an awesome job with this project Dorlene! I can't wait to see it all finished!!!!!!

  2. Wow, this is so pretty! You are really talented Dorlene! I would love to see it in person!

  3. Well, you have wall art and then you have Wall Art! Your piece is very beautiful. It's fabulous that you have such talent. I bet your son's room is going to be so epic!

  4. That canvas is STUNNING!!!! The bathroom is coming out awesome too! What a fun project!! :)


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