Friday, March 11, 2011

You asked for it

OK...now is the time to shield your eyes if you are an art critic.  For real.  Before we get to the pictures I would like everyone to read this disclaimer:
I am not an artist.  Nor is Angie.  Neither one of us has ever taken an art class.  Was this purely for fun?  YES!  Did we care if it was perfect?  NO!  Did we just want some cheap art.....that is pretty much it.

Good...glad to get that out of the way before somebody sends me some hate mail about how she/he went to art school for four years, studied in Paris with Matisse...struggled to pay bills but stayed true to their soul and kept painting until somebody put their work in a gallery and......now is a famous artist.  I am not trying to downplay what you did.
Think of us as grown up kindergardeners just having fun.

The first one.  Remember the color scheme?  Let's refresh.  
and this
and the rug
With white walls and mostly solid cream furniture.
OK...here we go..

yep....our attempt at abstract.
It is going in the DR on this large wall.  Believe it or not...we did have an inspiration piece but we strayed from it pretty much.
OK for the second one we discovered WATER.......uh huh......it was a game changer.  I think we improved vastly [re-read disclaimer again please].  I use the word improve in the smallest way possible.  Think the head of a pin.
Our inspiration:
pretty huh?
we layered...yep that is where the water came in....let it dry.  Whoa...that's how those professionals do it.
Ta Da.......I think we got better......
So there you have it.  We even signed them....shange.  The first 3 letters of each of our names.  Hee Haw...don't expect to see a coffee table book one day with our work in it :)

I am saying this...it was FUN.  We were both scared to make the first brush stroke but our thought was if we hate it then we paint it white and start over.  Simple.

A lot has happened over there.  Curtains are being hung.  Pillows are being made.  And then we start the accessorizing.  Pictures soon.

Scott's this weekend!


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28 comments :

My Interior Life said...

I think they look great - this is also coming from a non-artist. I did a similar piece for my bedroom a while back. Not sure mine looked fabulous, but I've learned to like it nonetheless. Long live Shange! Ha.

suzy said...

LOVE THEM MON CHERI........SE MAGNIFIQUE!

A Delightful Design said...

time to open up on Etsy store! ;-) I super-duper love the second one. This is inspiring. If i ever finish my painted pillows I'm going to try this. Can't wait to see the finished house!! Enjoy your weekend!
xo

Angie said...

Sher - LOVE your disclaimers! I had soooo much fun painting them with you and they passed the husband test!

Cathy Wall said...

Love the "grown up kindergardener art" it's perfect and the price is right!
Cathy

lizziefitz said...

I want to come to your next paint party! I am going to attempt this fun project very soon. Thanks for sharing:)

Heidiopia said...

I love it-- I've been contemplating a similar project for my home office redo. Why not? Art should be personal and what's more personal then something you yourself created?
Wish I could join you at Scotts but I'm on a spending hiatus for Lent. Have fun-- can't wait to see what you come up with!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, I think y'all are a natural. These look great. I can say I knew you when.

Rene said...

Sherry, I don't believe a word! You are an artist! I'm really inspired to try this. Love those colors!

eclecticrevisited said...

you are so daring...yes, I took painting classes and agonized over every brush stroke and then one day I said "why?"....and now I paint and it's FUN as it should be...and you discovered that for yourself at the beginning...you are a true inspiration... love all the colors of the accessories...
beautiful designs...
maureen

La Borda Bleu said...

it shows just how creative fun you are!! new follower just found your blog! come visit i'm having a little giveaway! xoxo's nancy

Lili said...

amazing!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I'm so glad you posted this - it gives me the courage to try something I'm afraid to try. Happy Scottsing!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

The second one looks like a lakeside scene! I know it's abstract, but the blue on the right looks like a lake to me, and the things on the left look like trees. I love it!

Marianne (Style For Living) said...

So fun! I think you both did a great job.

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Girl PLEASE.....These look great!!! I'd take them. Oh and that Robert Allen Khanjali fabric used to make those pillows make me smile! I want that colorway too!

Hmm...Am I seeing you tonight?!

Kathysue said...

Sherry, good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone, you had fun and you produced ART!!! Great job, sweetie, Kathysue

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I doubt there's many things you do that you don't have fun doing. Good for you Sherry. They're so cute and go perfectly in the room.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Too fun! I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have a need for a big piece....no money right now for art.....just buy a canvas and have at it! Love your pieces! Can't wait to see pics of the place.

charm home said...

I would buy your art any day!!! I love it. And such a great, cheap idea. You've inspired me. I might have to break out the paint brushes myself. xo, c-

Privet and Holly said...

Brilliant!
xx Suzanne

The enchanted home said...

I am actually quite impressed! Who would know it was done by a novice vs. a new budding artist hot on the art scene? I mean really what is art? One persons vision or interpetation of something interesting or beautiful. You interpeted it fabulously by creating a melodic flow of colors...love how it call came together with your flair and a paintbrush. Well done Picasso!

Jen said...

Hey Sweetie - What kind of paints did you use for that painting? Did you prime it with anything first? If you have just a couple of steps, I'd love 'em! Oh how I want to make a paining like this for my living room!!

Thanks Dear! xo

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Love it! You definitely have a back up plan now, if you ever need it!

CLAIRE WATKINS, ASID ALLIED said...

Sherry- I love your blog. You are a great designer but better yet you make me laugh like no other. Add dynamo abstract artist to your repertoire. Yes ma'am!

Tiina said...

i love them! now i just wish i could also get my painting stuff out of the boxes and start creating something pretty. nice weekend!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

FABULOUS!! And more importantly, it works in the room perfectly!

I think you could be an artist...for reals!

Lou Cinda

Anonymous said...

Good art should never match your sofa.