…phsaw, I could totally paint that.
I know I do. Which is why I tried my hand at creating a little artwork for our living room.
I will start this off by saying I don’t really think all modern art is easy. It does take talent, and there are many great modern artists that have amazing skills. But, you know you’ve thought it when looking at some of it.
Awhile back I had printed off some some free prints as filler since I couldn’t figure out what to put in them. Now over a year later I still hadn’t updated them, so off to Michael’s I went for some art supplies.
I picked up a pack of canvases, some cheap brushes, and a pack of small acrylic paints to get me started. The last time I painted anything for the purpose of making art was in 7th grade, so I’m sure any real artists are having a good chuckle at my little attempt at art here.
After trying (and failing) at getting good colors mixed up, a little light bulb went off. I have a hoard of paint samples already mixed into beautiful shades of grays, blues, tans, and greens! Score.
The background for all of these is Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray. I dabbed a little white here and there on two of the canvases, and I used straight horizontal strokes on the other two canvases.
I used a little red from my new pack of acrylic paints on this one.
I used a little golden yellow on this one.
This one is basically just Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray and white.
And on this one I used a little Sherwin Williams Liveable Green for the stripe (kind of hard to see with the reflections…the pitfalls of a bright room!)
I probably won’t quit my day job to become an artist, but I may jazz these up a bit more one of these days to add more of…something. They are a little plain, but for now they add the colors I was going for. I’ve been looking around at art for inspiration (I would never copy, but just getting ideas here and there) to see what more I can do with these. I’m also thinking of getting some larger stand alone canvases to paint and put in other spots around the house.