Using a few random art supplies I had around the house (canvas, acrylic paints, some stencils, and a few paint brushes), I was able to throw these little pieces together. The blue and burnt orange are two colors that you can see throughout our house (and I could easily make these particular shades with the random paints I had).
The one on the left is our anniversary which is coming up! And...believe it or not, the one of the left is suppose to be an "O" for Oertle. Unfortunately people always ask me what the zero stands for, which honestly makes me want to take these down sometimes. I am convinced that people only think it is a zero because it is next to another piece with numbers. I didn't even think about it being interpreted that way when I made them because we used the same stencil to make signs for our wedding reception.
To make these little paintings, all I did was measure the inches of the canvas and draw the different lines for the horizontal stripe. Then on top of those lines, I traced the numbers (or letter). I only had letter stencils, so I improvised by printing out some large numbers on Word and used those. After tracing the whole pattern, I just started painting. I wanted the two pieces to work together, so I used the same colors but opted to alternate the use of the colors on each canvas.
|Just little pic to show a bit of the process|