rooms and spaces...
...is the Art
... and bring them to life !
... and are the simplest and cheapest form of creating
a very unique and personal
character and atmosphere...
...and everyone else
in your personal world !
'make things nice'
- and let everyone
feel the BEST !!
Of course You don't want all those colours like above together on one wall - or even in your rooms ! Btw, all colours mixed together, would be white, in the sense of colours - in the sense of paint, rather an ugly grey-black soup.
No, it's the art of the right colour combinations and creative matching ! This might even be the hardest part of painting - unless You go 'riskless' on plain or near white, like very many people do for just that reason.
A challenge is also to judge colours and their hue and luminance correctly from just a sample. Once on the walls, it might look very much different
than expected. Also to consider is, that colours and esp. the luminance
of it influence the virtual space of rooms quite a bit. As an example this background... your computer screen is absolutely flat, right?
But just a very slight difference of the luminance gives You a strong
feeling of depth.
And last not least, do many people make a mistake, they often don't even
are aware of. It's not just the colour or its combination as one likes it
(while others might feel completely different about it). Colours do have a very great influence on every ones psychological mood ! And in the longterm on our overall psychological condition. Colours can stimulate, and colours can make sick. This is also an important aspect for the environment of children, as they grow up and develop under the influence of their surrounding - not just how their parents and others treat them, and what they see and hear
on the big plasmascreens - it's also the colours and light they subconsciously see and 'breathe'. But also for adults, and esp. those with certain psycho-logical conditions, colours can worsen or improve them. So it's always a good idea to listen to the experiences made with colour psychology, for choosing the right ones for your environment.
And a last note, painting is not just a matter of applying a flat colour.
Sure this is most often the fastest and most uncomplicated way.
However very interesting effects and a much more unique style can be accomplished, by adding also structure and pattern.
Structure would be spraying or otherwise applying a coat of plaster.
This adds a changing pattern of light and shadow, as well as the
direct feel of such surfaces.
A great variety of patterns can be created by applying more than one different colour simultaneously, and blending them with a roller, a special texture roller, sponge or anything else, that leaves a individual mark in the paint. The effects are very unique and give such a coloured surface the appeal of a painting and 3-D effects.
I just love this type of "playing with colours" !
Examples of my work?
Well... that is a not as easy. Painting - esp. when done on a regular basis -
was never something I documented very much.
For one, it's sort of a regular task, just like a good cleaning.
And not a special product as I would otherwise create.
Furthermore there is nothing special to it, and it's always likewise expected to be clean and neat.
And finally, it's pretty hard to make a good paintjob visible on a photo.
I mean, with Photoshop (I rather use Gimp) I could do an even better job, much faster and without spills and mess.
So there is not much to show here.
- A little bit though...
And the following pictures are of a outside of a house and garage, that I re-coated. The siding is rough cut cedar boards stained with Sikkens semi-transparent (a very durable 2-coat stain). This was almost 30 years ago, and there was never anything done since.
So the challenge was to adapt the colour to very different surface conditions - some areas still 100% intact (and not changing colour with the new coating), while others were totally brittle and soaked the stain up like a sponge, and some areas even weathered grey - which inevitably turn to dark grey/black with any tint applied.
With that, the surface preparation (often times the biggest part of the job) had to be done very sensible, to maintain the best colour consistency. I worked with a light and a darker stain, blending them together and carefully 'feathering' their transitions.
Most other painters would have insisted on a solid colour stain instead, which would have definitely have done a better job covering. But this would have greatly changed the character of this old cozy house, away from it's virgin-like natural look.
Above I mentioned creating patterns. Here is an example of a sponging.
In fact this background here is made from a cropped section of this photo.
Here a close up for better detail.
This page You have to 'paint' yourself to see it !
A brush is provided...
Start here with a click.
Then 'paint' the whole screen,
just like You read
...Even though You did a
great paintjob so far !