AN EASY PAINTING TO DO

Introduction: AN EASY PAINTING TO DO

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

I'm not a trained artist but love to paint. Here is how I painted books on shelves. It was so easy even a cave man could do it. I take that back, some of those cave paintings they did outshine anything I could ever do.

Step 1: PAINTERS TAPE IS YOUR FRIEND

I got the idea from a picture. You can see it in the upper left of this image. I used painters tape. I measured out 3 evenly spaced shelves about an inch thick and taped them off and painted them brown. How easy was that?

Step 2: I DREW RECTANGLES

On each shelf I drew a bunch of books, varying the size, shape and position.

Step 3: THE BACKGROUND IS THE NEW BLACK

Then I painted the background of the shelf black. I also outlined each book in black. This simple separation from book to book really made them stand out better. See, I told you this was easy.

Step 4: A RAINBOW OF COLORS

Then I taped off each book, painted it a different color and gave it a very simple design.

Step 5: GET OUTTA THE WAY VAN GOGH!

What I ended up with was a very colorful bookcase painting. My son liked it so much he wanted it for his house.

Step 6: FRAMED

I framed it and gave it to my son. Then my other son wanted one and that is the image I used to start this Instructable. In that one I wrote the name of authors whose works I've read. And I didn't even bother to stylize the authors' names. I just printed them.

Seriously now, how easy was that?

And don't say a caveman could do better because I'd agree, but I paint for my own creative pleasure and I hope you enjoyed the final result.

Now, everyone sing: Butterfly in the sky.......

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