Thursday, May 24, 2012

Where I Pretend to Be Monet

I was in Michaels the other day buying a stencil for an upcoming DIY project. Their canvases were on sale so I grabbed one without knowing exactly what I was going to use it for. I have been thinking that I want to make something to hang above our new ( gorgeous) leather couch. It would be another great way to coordinate all the different colors going on in this room. I love the pinks, blues and yellows and want to keep going in that direction.  I purchased a couple acrylic paints, but will probably have to go back for some more. I know I want it to be abstract, but am thinking of including some type of pattern. Here are some of my inspirations. 

I love pretty much everything from Michelle over at Armas Designs and that post in particular has some gorgeous work. 

I love the balance of patterns within a generally abstract painting. 

These are all from my Lovely Board on Pinterest. 

Abstract oil painting

The texture on this is amazing. 

love this

I love the use of shading in this. I love the idea of staying in mainly one color pallet, but very different shades. There is already a decent about of blue in the room so I may go with a more pink/yellow theme for the painting. 

Have any of y'all done any original art work for your house? I am thinking that we will make a date night out of it. Drink some wine and just start putting color on the canvas. My mantra for the last few weeks has been the Henri Mattise quote, "Creativity takes courage". I haven't painted in a very long time and I can't wait to get started. 


  1. YOu are so creative ! It looks great. I love the colors and texture as well, so pretty!

  2. I would love to experiment with some paint. I may have to start with water colors though as I probably don't have much experience in either. These are beautiful and very inspirational! Hope you'll show us your final product! x

  3. okay, these are absolutely incredible!!! i love this type of art. so relaxing ;)
    xo TJ


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