I have been looking for an abstract painting for my living room for many months without success. Not that I haven’t found oodles of gorgeous art on Etsy but either the size, colors, or price weren’t quite what I had in mind.
Inspired by my sister’s recent paintings, shown on her blog Elasticpantcity, I decided to try my hand at doing my own artwork. I don’t have my sister’s artistic abilities but my goal was fairly simple: to provide a wash of blues and greens coordinating with the color scheme in my living room and adhering to the relaxed vibe I have worked on creating.
Works of art like the beautiful images below, found on Etsy, were my inspiration for this project.
For my own piece of art I picked up a large canvas from my local Michaels Craft Store, some cheapo paint brushes, and a few tubes of acrylic paint. Half the fun of this project was mixing colors. To get the variety of colors viewed in my painting below I only needed white, black, yellow, and blue. I created varying shades of greens and blues by mixing these basic colors. I wanted all the colors to blend into one another so I didn’t bother to wash my paint brush between colors.
This colorful piece of work only took half an hour or so to whip up and since I had decided to go with it and not “try” too hard to make things perfect, I had a fun time. Literally no talent or experience is required to add a splash of color to your space in this way. It might not be a masterpiece like the beauties from Etsy but give it a go, you might be surprised by how much you enjoy the results as well as the process.