When Clay came home Saturday from a brief TDY, he was met with an assembled crib, refinished dresser/changing table, and a former guest room that now resembles a true nursery. I spent Friday evening painting a canvas that will eventually hang above the crib in some sort of collage.
A couple of months ago, I painted two canvases with simple gray and white stripes. I originally planned to flank each side of our china hutch in the dining room with the canvases but the finished product looked like prison bars so I quickly abandoned ship. The painted canvases sat in a closet until I had an idea of a graphic print painting for the nursery.
I sketched a diamond pattern in pencil over the stripes and went to town painting the diamonds in various shades of purple and pink with acrylic paint. Nothing fancy and certainly not difficult.
I still need to finish the edges (perhaps in patterned washi tape?) and hang the canvas, but I love the punch of color against the neural (existing) paint in the nursery. And certainly looks better than the prison bars. At least I think so.