Wednesday, March 9, 2011

geometric paintings

My apartment is nice, but sometimes it feels a bit blank on the walls.

So for the past few weeks, I've been working on some painting projects on the weekends. They had this awesome 70% off sale at the art shop around the corner, giving me the impetus I needed to try some ideas on a few canvases.

One of my projects: I painted some pictures to go in the bedroom. Before, there was empty space above the TV that felt utterly renter-ly:



Here are the new pictures that I painted. I decided on something that would brighten up the wall in contrast to the neutral paint. The paintings give this part of the room a more lively look, and it adds a punch of pear-green color without being overwhelming. 






I was inspired to do geometric designs by an amazing book, Knitting Nature, which has clothing patterns all based on geometric patterns found in nature. I love the designs and photography (so lush and simple!) and will make something from this book one day. For instant gratification in the meantime though, painting will do.



4 comments:

robyrt said...

Pretty stylish! Almost the first thing I do when I move in is put up various posters and calendars so there are no blank walls.

Em! said...

I was trying to figure out what it is your paintings reminded me of. And I realized that even though they aren't the same shapes or colors, the geometric patterns reminded me of SET! So I ended up playing a game online. ;P

It looks good!

Laura said...

you're right, they do look a bit like Set. Especially the one with the 3 hexagons. The resemblance did occur to me too while I was making them. I even though about doing a diamond-based pattern, but it was even more overwhelming, so I went with the pentagon one instead. Haven't played that game in forever! Definitely don't want to feel like I'm staring at it every night before I go to bed :)

Nanda said...

I love it!