My mom was in need for a painting above her bed–something orange-red, something simple and solid, something to match. Solid is to boring. End of story. So i began thinking of what i could to given the boundaries–i have quite a few ideas, like painting the canvas an orange ombre and impressing different textures into it. Nahhhh.
Then it hit me; a few months ago at the Seattle Art Museum, I stumbled across an exhibit by Yayoi Kusama (one of my favorite artists), who displayed enormous canvases, yellow in the background, covered from head to toe in hot-pink dots, so that from far away, it looked like a completely pink canvas, and the details are viewed as you walk closer. I was going to do this with the orange.
So with 5 nice hours on my hands, 20 Q-tips, music, and a cupa’ tea, I began covering the 1′x4′ canvas (which i painted dark brown) with dots.
As i worked, it quickly turned Australian Aboriginal on me, which honestly, I’m okay with. The theme stuck for the rest of the painting, so there was A LOT of inspiration for this one.
And, tada!! 4 1/2 hours of stabbing a canvas with a Q-tip.
I’m so proud of this one.