This is What Happens When You Give Thousands of Stickers to Thousands of Kids

This is one of the coolest installations I’ve seen in a very long time. Very simple yet inventive!

artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12.

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Two Is Better Than ONE plus tutorial

So, like I promised, here is another blossom tree. This time it is green. I have a friend who likes green a lot… maybe “likes” is an understatement. She enjoyed my red blossom tree so much that I offered to make her a green one. I also documented the process so maybe you will make one too! 🙂

*Keep in mind that I taught myself to paint so my techniques might be a bit different than you are used to. I’m sure you will figure it out though.

Things you will need:

Canvas (I used 11×14)

Paint brushes

Acrylic paint

Paper towels

Paint board

Cup of water

Step 1:

Squeeze out a small glob of each color of paint you want to use on to a paint board. I used dark brown, light brown, reddish brown, maroon, orange and white.

Step 2:

Using a large brush, paint the area around the outside of your canvas dark brown.

Please make sure to keep your paints wet. Acrylic paint dries very quickly.

Step 3:

Right above the dark brown, paint in light brown.

Step 4:

Add white in the center. You might want to use a medium sized brush for this.

Step 5:

Start blending. Begin adding some other colors (if desired) like orange or red.

Your background should look something like this. Wait for a few minutes until it dries.

Step 6:

Paint a tree somewhere in the middle in dark brown using a thin brush for detail. Once you have a shape you like use the light brown to add highlights and blend the two browns together.

Step 7:

Add leaves to your tree (also using the small brush). I always start on the left and work my way over. Leave the middle of the tree a bit more available for the blossoms.

Step 8:

Add blossoms. Once the blossoms dry add a dot of dark brown to the center. If you wish, you can use white paint to add highlights to the petals as well.

Voila! You have a blossom tree. I plan on making a series of these since I got so many positive responses. 🙂 I’m thinking blue, purple and maybe a multicolored one.

Happy Painting!