Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Painting a Floor Cloth


I've started another Garden Palace floor cloth.
This one is for the Rose Garden Parlor, or as DH might say, "the front room of the shack".


FYI:  The size is 58" by 91.5"


At this point, I was painting and adding layers of background colors as that was all I had to start with.

Will the real inspiration please step forward.

As you know,  in my head I work about 6 and a half projects ahead of the one at hand. 
Therefore, I had plenty of inspiration to sort through to get to the one and only that I hoped would please me the most.


Sometimes it is a hard thing to do.
Of course, I always knew it would be flowers.
Of course, I wanted it to be roses.
(in the rose garden parlor) 
But of course, I do not know how to paint roses. 


Since this Garden Palace is a real life fantasy daydream, I can paint fantasy flowers. 
So that's it.


My favorite pictures are the ones with all the paint pots and brushes on the work in progress.


After a quick white charcoal sketch, I worked up and down the row of fantasy flowers adding layers of color.


Then I started adding layers of fun stuff.


Each time I stopped for lunch, I posted on my Instagram.
But the thing I did that was new for me was to also share on Facebook.
I fear that is the reason I have neglected sharing here; however, I only started last Wednesday.






This is where I am right now. 
I don't consider this side finished but I'm ready to start the garden row down the other side. 
I will be sharing.
Count on it. 
And thank you all so much for all of your comments and good thoughts. 
I appreciate you!



11 comments:

  1. Love seeing the process!!! Thanks for sharing it on your blog... although I've been watching on FB... I love seeing all the pics in a row like this! Its so beautiful! ~ Selah <3

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    1. Thank you for watching both places. You know I also love being able to scroll down and see all the pictures. Something about all these colors that makes me so happy.

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  2. Oh this is just wonderful Sharon! I love that you are sharing your painting journey with us. Oh to be a bug on your wall and get to watch! :)

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    1. You would definitely get to watch as a bug on my wall cause when I'm painting these fun flowers the dust and other little things seem to collect without notice.

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  3. I love to see the pictures all in a row here. I am madly thinking about what kind of floor cloth I would like, so that I can give this a go! Thank you so much for letting us in on the process!

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    1. Welcome Kimberly, Can't wait to see what you do.

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  4. I really enjoy your blog! love your garden house,please keep bloging and I sure will keep reading!!!! : )

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    1. Thanks for that. It is always so good to know. I will keep bloging for sure though sometimes it might seem I have no words.

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  5. Your floor cloth is beautiful. They look like ranunculus with their layers of petals.

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  6. This is gorgeous!!! Love if just as much as the other floor cloth in a totally different way - so soft and lovely!! What talent you have and what an enjoyable "shack" you have to be inspired by/in!!

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