Day 27 of the 31 Day Challenge: Inspired by an Artwork

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme in the 31 Day Challenge is ‘Inspired by an Artwork’. There are so many beautiful artworks out there – most of which are tough to translate to nail art – but I remembered seeing these amazing nails done by Break Rules Not Nails. They were inspired by an artwork called “Home on the Hill” by Megan Duncanson. It was the first time I heard of Megan Duncanson, but I love the vivid colours and brushstrokes used in all her works. I’ve been keeping this picture around for ages wanting to recreate it, so I finally got my chance. Here’s the original artwork (picture from Google):

Home on the Hill by Megan DuncansonIt combines two things I love, bright colours and swirls!Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by an artwork for day 27 of the #31DC2014 - inspired by Megan Duncanson's 'Home on the Hill'I based the top 4 nails off the artwork (and with a little assistance from Break Rule Not Nails’s post) then for my thumb, I just made up my own swirls to go with the rest of them. I started with base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, added a matte top coat to make it easier to paint on, and did the rest with acrylic paints. Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by an artwork for day 27 of the #31DC2014 - inspired by Megan Duncanson's 'Home on the Hill'Last year I recreated a work by Henri Matisse:

artwork1What do you think of this year’s artwork-inspired nails? And the original artwork?Painted Fingertips | Nails inspired by an artwork for day 27 of the #31DC2014 - inspired by Megan Duncanson's 'Home on the Hill'Tomorrow’s theme is inspired by a flag, so don’t expect anything this fancy!chalkboard-nails-31-day-challenge-2014-blueberry-blastTake a look at some more artwork-inspired nails at the link:

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    LOVE the artwork and love your mani! A great replica 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks V! I loved all the swirls

  • shilpagandotra

    Quite intricate!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yup! It was fun to do though!

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    This is frakkin’ amazing!! You’ve really knocked this out of the park. 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 😀

  • Pingback: Roundup – #31DC2014 | Painted Fingertips()

  • Pingback: The Digital Dozen Does Art: MADART - First Snow Fall - Painted Fingertips()