Our Mom decided to update the art in her dining room. In case you don’t know, our Mom is awesome. She found some fabric she really liked, and decided to use it as an inspiration for wall art.
She already had 2 pieces of art that she was ready to change. She took the existing art and removed it from the frames.
She then took the dark brown boards that were part of the existing art, and painted them with gesso. After the gesso was dry, she painted them using acrylic paint in an off white color.
When that coat was dry, she dry brushed with varying shades of brown, bronze and gold acrylic paint to achieve a textured look. She then sketched her design in pencil keeping her scale the same as her inspiration fabric. At that point, she was ready to paint her design. She used acrylic paints in varying colors.
When the design was complete and dry, she sealed the art with satin finish brush-on varnish . Here is the finished art hanging in the dining room. I think it looks fabulous on the brown walls!
Didn’t I tell you our Mom is awesome? Now you know!