Hi There! I can’t wait to tell you about the abstract art that I painted! I have been so busy making lists of the projects I want to start and the things I want to talk to you about. I want to share some abstract art inspiration with you. I hope this will motivate you to try something new if you have never painted. Painting is a great way to express your creativity! All you need is a few paint brushes, a canvas, some paint, gesso and a little creativity.
I was inspired to paint the picture after seeing an artist’s work on Instagram. The picture that I saw matched my living room perfectly!! However, I could not afford to buy the artist’s painting. I have two children in college and whatever I do needs to be done on a budget. Believe me, I would if I could!! I wondered if I could create something of my own and my son encouraged me to try. I have to tell you that I am not artistic in that way. I have taken one Bob Ross class and the instructor basically painted the picture for me. It’s a step by step type of thing and I could never recreate the painting that I left with. I am creative and crafty. I make jewelry, crochet and can do other creative things but I really am not a painter. I cannot draw at all! My three children can but they get that from their father. This is why I am so excited to tell you about the abstract painting that I made!!!! I am an artist!! Well sort of lol! 🙂
I went to Michaels and the canvases were actually on sale!! Some of the brushes were on sale also. I bought some paint, gesso and modeling paste from the paint department. I had a coupon also and that came in handy. I went to Wal-Mart and purchased more paint the next day because I needed more colors. I made my first two paintings and tried to get the same blended soft look as the artist whose work I admired but they turned out awful!!! My children had to break it to me that they weren’t very good. I knew it anyway. That’s when I realized that just because the art was abstract did not mean that it was easy to make. I thought it would be easier. I had two canvases so I stayed up late that night and I let my creative juices flow. I painted another picture and it was awful but maybe a little better. Maybe a little. Well, I thought that I might give up but I decided to paint one of the canvases with gesso. Then I put some modeling paste on with a spackle knife that I bought at Michaels; just the cheap plastic kind. I had texted two of my artist friends the day before to ask them how they thought I could get a similar soft effect like the artist that I admired. They told me how they thought I could achieve the look. I also watched some YouTube videos of people painting abstract art. I tried again and the painting wasn’t so good but I had the other canvas that I had prepared. I started to paint. My son watched me and coached me a little… he even let me use his sponges. Oh ya’ll, this picture turned out great!!! I was so excited and I proudly signed my picture once it dried! When my husband got home that evening, I showed him and I was beaming with pride. He hung it in my Jewelry Studio/Office. I just love it! I made a YouTube video about it. Click here to watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbFpFLkNVYI
If I can paint, so can you. I just had to try a few times. I am most proud of the fact that I didn’t give up. I am enjoying experimenting with ways to express my creativity and that makes me happy. Next, I want to paint a large canvas for my kitchen or living room. Hubby isn’t so sure about that. LOL! There is a picture that I bought for the living room and he loves that picture. But, I’ve decided that it doesn’t go so well with the room. He will not want me to take it down. I’ll have to work on him. (Wink wink) 🙂
Until next time. Do something creative!
Talk to you soon 🙂