Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DIY Abstract Art.


It was a rainy weekend and Saturday morning we decided to get out the acrylic paint, brushes and canvases. We do this from time to time and I, for one, am a terrible artist. I always try to draw object, like trees, flowers or worse, I've attempted people. It's honestly hard to tell that I ever took art lessons as a child.

This time I stuck to abstract and I actually put some of it out on display! I'm certainly not a skilled artist but a little diy certainly added some color to the mantel in my living room.


I made a couple of similar mini ones. I framed up this one and placed it on a side table.


Have you ever tried your hand at abstract art?

Linking up to Cassie's "In About an Hour" Party. It actually took less than that!

16 comments:

  1. hahah! "I always try to draw object, like trees, flowers or worse, I've attempted people." hilarious. Been there, done that.. and feel the same way!

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  2. I've tried, but it's harder then it looks! Love how yours turned out...I may just need to keep practicing!

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  3. I have tried it but I'm not very skilled. Your creations beats mine hands down. I love the color you used on the small one.

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  4. I love the new art! Beautiful! And I love the new blog design!

    Kayleigh
    http://thegottahaveitgirl.blogspot.com/

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  5. You are my hero! I've been trying to create some art for my dining room. I bought a giant canvas, but it is still blank. I'm practicing on smaller canvases for now, hopefully I can create something as lovely as yours.

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  6. This is one of those things I've always wanted to try, but I swear I'm even terrible at abstract art ;) I especially love the little one you framed - great job!

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  7. Beautiful! I've only done this twice, but every time I paint I'm always glad I did it. This is gorgeous!

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  8. I LOVE this piece! I get a painting itch every once in a while, but I can't do anything as great as your! LOVE

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  9. Love it! How many different colors did you use to create this piece and did you prime the canvas first? I heard that priming it black first makes the colors more vibrant.

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  10. I love the colors you used. This looks like a professional piece of art that people would pay lots of money for. My kids and I tried our hand at some canvas art this week, and I am so happy how it turned out.

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  11. I love these -- and especially the colors you chose! I've never tried my hand at something like this, but you're inspiring me!

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  12. This is such a great post that makes me crazy because it's all about modern abstract paintings.

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  13. Keep doing it. You never know what talents are inside you until you give it a try.

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  14. I have tried it, but my color combos never seem quite 'right'. Love yours!!

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