It’s that time again. It’s time for the Pinterest Challenge. This is a challenge started by Katie Bower (over at Bower Power) that encourages you to stop pinning (on Pinterest) and start doing. Check out my inspiration wall, silver-leafed chalkboard, word art, and closet update from the last year of challenges.
For this challenge, I created my own work of art in the form of an abstract painting. Here’s inspiration I pinned months ago:
I don’t have any other abstract art in the house, but I just found these to be super striking. I started with an old canvas painting (the artist signed ’1993′) from Goodwill and regular acrylic and latex paint. I primed the canvas first.
Next, I painted a fresh coat of white primer over the entire canvas again and let that dry. I mixed a little black paint in with my navy paint to create a midnight blue kind of color. Then I just painted the bottom of the canvas solid and as I moved up left some random, uneven strokes trail into the white area.
So that’s my first abstract painting. At first, I liked Tanya’s (from Dans le Townhouse) better, but mine has grown on me. I really like it. I’m definitely glad I tried it. It’s inspired me to experiment with some other ideas and colors. Have you created your own work of art – abstract or otherwise?
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