The muse for this piece of art came from these melamine plates I recently found at World Market.
I am a big fan of Impressionism art and one of my favorites is Monet. When I saw these dishes I thought of one of his most famous pieces, 'Water Lilies'. Inspired by his own gardens, his paintings reflected the beauty he had created in real life.
I wanted the rustic wood of my table, aka canvas, to be evident so, no tablecloth was used. My mother-in-law had gifted me the placemats and they anchored the plates beautifully.
I picked up some small easels and canvas at Michael's and placed one at each setting.
While at Michael's, I also picked up some watercolor paints and brushes so that my guests could create their own works of art.
Wine goblets from Dollar Tree hold a towering cream napkin. I like the way the napkin flows through the glass, much like a swan on water.
Some markdown flowers from the grocery store were placed in a vase that Mr. B got me years ago.
How fitting for this table that it is called, Monet.
The flowers reflect the colors found in the plates.
I found this wonderful easel on deep clearance at Michael's. It is actually a chalkboard but, I printed off a print of 'Water Lilies' from the internet and used glue dots to attach it inside the frame.
So, while I am not an artist in the traditional sense, and my work will never be displayed in some museum, I love creating works of art on my table to enjoy and to share with you.
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