The last few weeks I've been focused on creating my inventory for Etsy, but today I decided to take a break from all that and just make something for our home! I wanted to try my hand at painting even though I am absolutely NOT an artist with a paintbrush...however, I can draw stick figures with the best of 'em, so I figured drawing a tree was right up my alley! I also wanted to include one of my favorite Bible verses in my project, and this is what I came up with:
I started with a blank canvas and literally just dropped blobs of various shades of blue for the sky, green for the grass and then blue and gray for the water. I simply wiped it all around with a dry cloth until the canvas was covered.
Here are the paint colors I used:
And the paintbrushes...just some from a starter kit at Hobby Lobby.
After I had my background I drew my tree...my sticks!...with 3 different sized brushes. I mixed together a mixture of black and gray paint for sort of a charcoal colored hue.
Then I added some leaves by mixing together some green and gray paints and just used the dry end of a brush to tap them on the branches.
Close up of the leaves...they sort of blend in to the background.
Then, I grabbed my set of vintage Anagrams letter tiles that I purchased on Etsy and went to work with my verse. I simply hot-glued them to my (drying!) painting...yes, I was impatient!
And there we have it! A beautiful gift for ME!!! ;)
My abbreviated version of Psalm 1:1-3