Then I have a quick and easy art project that's perfect for you.
Put paint on bowl rim. Invert bowl on canvas. And there you have a “modern masterpiece.”
A circle is a symbol of continuity and completion. It’s a comforting and at the same time, uplifting image. Sounds to me like something every staged home should have.
In Japanese ink painting, a hand-draw circle executed with one or two brush strokes takes discipline and focus. Similar paintings of a simple, isolated circle and of multiple circles have been done by well-known American and European artists as well.
If you would like to see samples of contemporary circle paintings, here is a post by Nancy Marcus
Now you can add your name to the list of artists. We’ll cheat a little and do it the easy way.
|Circle prints can be small, medium or even gigantic. This medium size print |
hangs in the home of designer Meredith Heron.
|Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky's circle painting from the early 20th century.|
Of course, it is handpainted, but you can see the appeal colorful concentric circles have.
- 1 large bowl
- Throwaway plastic cup
- Hot glue gun and glue stick
- Aluminum foil
- Small amount of craft paint or leftover house paint
- 1 primed canvas bigger than the circumference of the bowl
Invert the bowl and glue the base of the cup to the base of the bowl. This will be a handle to make lifting the bowl off the printed canvas happen without any oops.
|The plastic cup gives you a handle. As an alternative, you can fashion one out of duct tape.|
|I used gold paint. Black is common, but almost any color is fine, depending on your decor.|
Here's where the discipline and focus come in handy. You have just one shot at this. No second guessing or slipping.
Let the canvas dry in a level position to prevent any runs (unless like some artists you want the look of paint runs). Sign your name -- or even a fictitious name -- near the bottom edge of the painting
Finally, hang your handsome new artwork on that blank wall.
|There's hardly any mess with this method of painting. If you recycle a disposable bowl,|
you can discard the bowl with the aluminum foil when you're done.
|Your circle won't look like a mechanical rendering, and that's the point. You can make it |
more "active" by moving the bowl around a little, or even stamping multiple times.
|It's almost impossible to create an ugly circle painting. I made these colorful prints by |
dipping two different size glasses in paint. Using glasses, you don't need a handle.