2. Add texture
2. Add texture
March in Michigan needs a bit of color. Squeezing out savory yellow, blue and red oil paints onto my wood palette, I dab my knife into green as luscious as a wedge of lime and then spread it onto a fresh canvas.
As usual when I paint, my mind starts whirling on random thoughts. Soon the spinning of ideas ends up in the art ... literally this time in circles! What inspires you? Color, friends, food...
Looking for a touch of color during the cool shades of winter? As you know from my birch paintings, I love color, too, so I painted a few brighter hues in different motifs!
Use ONE color.
Most of the time the goal of decorating is to add punch. Perhaps brighten a neutral room with a pop of bold color, or add texture to create more depth.Then Christmas comes along with its shimmering lights, the glitz of glitter, and more often than not, more decorations than you know where to put them.Try creating harmony by focusing on one color. A monochromatic color scheme for Christmas will bring symmetry and a sense of order to your home. One-color decorating allows adjacent spaces to flow visually harmoniously into each other.
Consider your focal point. One large statement piece will anchor the room. Of course this can be your tree, or something more sculptural and unusual.
If you own a collection of small delicate ornaments add a few dynamic, over-sized, one-color decorations to the tree. These can be as simple as large artificial poinsettia blooms or bows in your one-color scheme.
Use symmetry and your Christmas decor will no longer over-power your room, your senses and your spirit, like in the reindeer example below.
About the Artsy Shopkeeper
Hi, I'm Kate Moynihan. Yes, I am a baby boomer, and my professional life has taken a few interesting twists and turns. The journey began as a registered nurse. After thirteen years of caring for others, however, I got the creative itch. At the time, I was a single mom living in North Dakota; that’s when I caught this bug to paint pictures. Now, twenty-seven years later, I have some stories to tell about my artistic journey. Read more...