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Abstract Painting Completed

Yesterday morning I blogged about how the weather was dreary.  Well, it cleared up midday, but I was busy filling out an application for a scholarship (that required a medical – sheesh).  By the time I was ready to take some pictures it was becoming overcast again but I took pictures anyway, thinking it would only get drearier.  Then I went back to work on the application and when I took a break for dinner it was brighter, but the sun was heading downwards.  The lesson here is that the weather is seriously screwing with me.

But I prevailed.  I have some photos to share, although they are a touch gloomier than I prefer.

Remember this blank wall in our kitchen?

Now it looks like this:


From the other angle

This is without natural light – darn cloudy skies!

Yep, this is the painting I started days and days ago.  When it comes to non-essential projects I operate on “Tanya Time,” which runs a bit delayed due to frequently distractions. 

Tomorrow (possibly Wednesday . . . Thursday if we’re talking Tanya Time) I will post about how I DIY’d this painting.  Along with blogging about what I did (which is really straightforward) I’ll show you what colours I mixed to produce crisper pastels or vintage-y pastels (there’s a trick).  I will also post about the other, newer splashes of colour peppered about the kitchen and what elements of the room served as my inspiration.  It has certainly been a while since I posted anything new about the kitchen (other than the post about the fridge).  Let’s hope the sunlight cooperates!



  1. learn to oil paint
    April 12, 2011 / 4:34 am

    I like your blog!…Daniel

  2. Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair
    April 12, 2011 / 4:44 am

    Great colour combo 🙂

  3. Lesley
    April 12, 2011 / 4:45 am

    Gorgeous! I absolutely love your color palette.

  4. PrettyMyWorld
    April 12, 2011 / 10:39 am

    Very nice, loving the colours too : )

  5. Mandi Smith T
    April 12, 2011 / 11:50 am

    I love it! It goes so well that that fantastic mid century modern table and chairs! M.

  6. Krazy4Mod
    April 12, 2011 / 12:07 pm

    It's gorgeous and looks awesome on your wall!

  7. Liz @ It's Great To Be Home
    April 13, 2011 / 2:18 pm

    I love the color palette! That one spot of yellowy-green on the right really makes the whole painting feel more modern. Awesome!

  8. Noelle at Gray Paint Decor
    April 13, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    LOVE it! I've been working on some circle paintings as well. Yours is much better though. Hoping to post something today. Been crazy busy. xo

  9. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    April 13, 2011 / 10:50 pm

    I absolutely love it! Way to go!

  10. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    April 13, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    Wow it is so pretty.You are really talented!

  11. barbara@hodge:podge
    April 14, 2011 / 5:21 pm

    OOh – la -la! Looks fantastic!

  12. emilie
    April 14, 2011 / 11:30 pm

    The art is awesome, but I'm totally enthralled by your kitchen table/chair set! What a cute sitting area!

  13. StarletStarlet
    April 15, 2011 / 3:47 am

    That is a beautiful painting. "Tanya time" is the best when it comes to creating art, because then you know that it really is created from the heart. Lovely 🙂

  14. kit and nancy.
    April 16, 2011 / 7:12 am

    that dining table and chairs are awesome! loving the artwork, totally suits. go you!

  15. Amy
    April 17, 2011 / 1:01 am

    I love it! Great job. I feel your pain with the light for taking pics. Its been raining here for days and makes such lousy light for taking blog pics!

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