6/20/12

Stairwell Art Gallery (Beginning Stages)


I'm turning the stairwell that leads up to my room into an art gallery of sorts.  With its expanse of walls and great natural light, it seemed like the smartest thing to do.  So far I've got five things hung up.  With double the amount of holes to patch.  At first, I thought I was getting lucky with finding studs.  Nope.  I've decided that there's a brick wall just inches behind the plaster.  So I get lucky when I find grout or something.  Once I get more frames, I'll be filling in the gaps and eventually covering the whole wall!  Yay!

1. I painted these for a freshman art class.  We had to pick an artist's work and re-paint it using black, white, and shades of gray.  At the time, I was obsessed with Roy Lichtenstein (still am) and used Lichtenstein's Thinking of Him.

2 & 3. I bought these prints a few years back from an artist on Etsy.  I tried to rediscover her shop, but was unsuccessful.  

4. It's my DIY chevron chalkboard!  (It's a quickie project if you need something to do!)

5. Another freshman art project.  We had to re-create a classic piece of art using torn up bits of magazine pages.  I did one of my favorite paintings: A Young Girl Defends Herself Against Eros by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. 

I can't wait to fill up the rest of my wall!  You see, I don't think any wall should go bare.  There should always be something (preferably many somethings) to keep the eyes entertained. :)




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