Pigs fly. Hell is frozen. I am finished with my pixel paintings! I can’t believe that the five blank canvases I bought nearly a year ago are finally covered with 480 textured green and gray squares, and are hanging above my head as I type. (You can click any of the photos below to enlarge them.)
The best part is they turned out exactly how I’d imagined. They make me smile every time I see them. And Matt loves them, too!
The color in these photos is a lot more true-to-life than the photos in my progress post. For some reason, the greens looked bluer there, but as you can see, there’s a nice mix of limey, leafy and forest-y greens along with warm grays and whites. Here, let’s back up a little so you can see how they look above the couch.
I painted the sides of the canvases charcoal gray to coordinate with our Ikea sectional, which I think really helps them “pop” off the wall (the wall color is Nimbus Cloud by Valspar at Lowe’s, by the way).
The paintings are just what we needed to fill our awkwardly long wall of nothingness that spans our living and dining areas. Here’s the view from the dining side:
Don’t they tie the two spaces together nicely?
And we’re so glad that all of the accessories we’ve been adding in to coordinate with the canvases finally make sense! Our West Elm chandelier looks super light in this photo, but it’s actually dark gray. The yarn balls in the middle of the table were another Pinterest project, and the lime green placemats were on clearance at Bed Bath and Beyond at the end of the summer. Oh, and the table, chairs, buffet and lime-green bowls are all from Ikea. We kinda like it there.
So yeah, there are the paintings! Sorry it took me so long to finish, install and share them, but I, for one, think it was worth the wait.abstract, acrylic, canvas, dining room, gray, green, living room, paintings, pixel, series
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