Confetti or Bubbles.......

March 20, 2012

I started painting last year.  I have always been creative and have a pretty good eye for style so I am told.  I had seen a painting of a cluster of circles with the illusion of falling called confetti and I loved it.  I am one of those people that when I see something I immediately wonder if I could make it myself.  I love a good challenge.   I also know however, when it is a better decision not to attempt it!!  I started painting on small canvas artist boards and had no real rhyme or reason to the themes.  I painted a few boards ombre (gradient) style, and even was commissioned asked to paint a picture of monkeys for my grandson's room.  It must have been ok as I was asked to paint turtles for my other grandson's room.   I will let you know how that turns out!  

I painted abstracts, circles, lines, even tried to add a little texture to the canvas with some stiffener and a piece of raw silk.  It didn't look as good on canvas as the idea looked in my head!!  I live with an artist.  No really.  A real artist.  He has a true god given talent.  So my critic is schooled, and tested at the finer points to art.  When I described my "circle" idea to him he said he would just need to see it.  So I started with a 11x16 canvas and proceeded to compass out circles.  I then meticulously began the task of painting circles in various shades.  It was time consuming staying in the lines.  It was not fun.  But I learned from the piece.  I think that was the lesson. He loved the concept and encouraged me to do a larger piece.   So,  I had this canvas downstairs that I had previously thought I would paint an abstract on for above the sofa.  I gathered the lessons I learned from the smaller canvases and started on this one.  It is a 24x48.  I did not draw any circles on this canvas to paint.  I free-handed them all and love the non uniformity to them.  Confetti is not perfect. The circles are not perfect.  That was what I wanted.  It is white, silver and gold.  Confetti.   Sometimes when the light hits the silver they shimmer.  I added a soft shade of pink and yellow to it.  I am very happy with the way it turned out. Pictures here do not do it justice.  It hangs on a large (and I do mean large) wall in my kitchen.  I need to find complimentary pieces to complete the wall.  Any ideas?  I am open to suggestions.  Who knows it may end up downstairs and this wall will be bare once again. 

Pretty good circles for free hand if I do say so myself!

All photos by Lisa

You Might Also Like


  1. Love this! I am all about DIY art - especially if I see something in the store that I KNOW I can recreate for a fraction of the cost. Found you through the KC Bloggers board and have been browsing your site. Love it!



About Peridot Skies

Popular Posts

Fierce 50 Member

Fierce 50 Member


Midwest Style Bloggers