I took a painting class years ago and it taught me one truth: I have very limited skills when it comes to recreating an image with paint on a canvas. Grrrr, how I struggled with my first (and only) still life. (Never never never again will I torture myself with a still life!!!) Ugh. One thing the art class did do for this left brain lawyer was kick the right side of my brain in gear and it forced me to get creative on canvas! As a result, now and then I find it therapeutic to create little pieces of art for my home.
Last year, I made this little winter berries canvas, and never posted any sort of ‘how to’, mostly because I didn’t think it was so great. After bringing it out again this year, I realized I really do love it! I was a fun and simple painting, and the little berries popping off the canvas are a fun backdrop to a holiday vignette.
After some gentle prodding by several readers (and actually finding those darn pictures from last year) I’m offering up the quick play by play. As with any non paint-by-numbers art project, you need to go with how you feel, what looks right to you because the beauty of art is its subjective nature. That said, this is the technique that worked for me!