Room with a View

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What better way to celebrate Leap Day than with a blog post- I know, it only FEELS like I update my blog every four years… I’m trying to get better though, I promise!

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This dining room project was for a brand new home. I love getting started in an empty house… the ultimate blank canvas!

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A few photos for inspiration and a rough sketch was all I needed to get started.

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And as usual, I don’t waste much time drawing out the details- I just like to start slappin’ on the paint!

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The first day was spent mostly blocking in the water, sky, and rolling hills.

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The sides were a little tricky- creating an ending point for the bridge while keeping the scene in the proper perspective. Greenery often helps achieve this easily enough.

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Next I had to focus on the details of the bridge.

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Greenery in the foreground added to the dimensions of the vista and really gave the scenery some pop.

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Lastly I added some splashes of color with flowers and rounded out the composition with some tree branches to draw your eye toward the center.

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After three days, the beautiful dining room was complete….anxiously awaiting the furniture.

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