Happy First Day of Spring! I say that as the rain is pouring down, the wind is howling, and pretty soon we’ll have snow. Are you as ready as I am for Spring?
Along with beautiful flowers, Spring brings wonderful, fresh produce. What food does springtime make you of? Strawberries? Or maybe just enjoying an outdoor bbq? This morning, I thought of fresh, verdant asparagus!
Wouldn’t this perk up your kitchen? It’s so easy to paint, too!
Just four colors of paint – Buttercream, Fresh Foliage, Hauser Green Medium, and Violet Pansy – all by Plaid.
Don’t let the Violet Pansy freak you out, okay? Just go with it and I think you’ll surprise yourself.
Next, you’ll need to choose which spear is in front, behind, and the farthest behind. It doesn’t matter – it’s totally up to you.
Just by shading with Hauser Green Medium you’ll create a layered look. On this ‘top’ stalk, I applied some shading ‘behind’ the spear (on the right) and some right on the spear (on the left).
Continue adding shading until each spear is defined. You can also add a little Hauser Green Medium to parts of each spear if you want a little more texture.
Now paint some Buttercream to the top part of the stalks.
To create the tips, use a liner or round brush and apply another coat of Buttercream, making little ‘ears’ or tips.
Add a few tips down each stalk too.
Now, for the purple, or Violet Pansy. When I first painted this, I didn’t think it’d work. But it does. Just keep going . . .
See what I mean? I like the deeper purple better, but you can lighten it if you want.
To finish the painting off, I added a little tie. Just some Buttercream with a blob in the middle and a couple of ‘tails’.
Notice how the purple is darker to create shading under the blob knot?
Easy-peasy, huh? Next best thing to actually eating ‘em!
Did you do anything this weekend to welcome Spring?