Produce a series of ten works, each 8x10", on canvas to be hung together in two groups of five either side of a staircase.
I originally began with this design. The background colour is a mix of French Grey Blue and an exact match of the lower half of the hallway wall (below dado). I applied these randomly with a knife. The hall carpet is also blue and the top of the wall is white, so I brought the orange in as an accent colour.
I soon realised that walking alongside ten of these, both sides of you could feel a little 'busy'.
I wanted to add some interest to the room, while keeping the light, airy, calm feel.
Starting again, I applied the background, this time with a softer texture that resembles sky. Keeping things soft I added the simple daisies in a pale French grey blue. The daisy centres provide the accent colour I was originally after without being too loud and were applied using a pipette and acrylic ink, as were the stems. I decided to leave the stems unfinished to give the daisies a 'floating' appearance which is where the title for this series was born.
ZEPHYR - A soft, gentle breeze.
I used yellow ink to highlight the daisy centres and white ink to highlight the daisy petals. I then drained the pipettes of all three inks (Yellow, orange & white) and squeezed them over the top of all five paintings to give a splattered 'windswept' effect.
8 x 10" Acrylic Paints & Inks on Canvas - (Taken without flash)
I am much happier with this design, so simple and yet hung together the five are quite effective.