Jackson Pollock I am not, but I found a way to create some great modern art that doesn’t take a lot of skill, time, or money. It was simple and easy for you to do, too.
All you need to do is buy a large canvas and some wall paint samples at your favorite home store. I wanted some vibrant colors to wake up our soft blue (Iceberg by Sherwin Williams) in the master bathroom. My mother gave me a canvas (24 x 36) that she never used, and I painted the background the same blue as the bathroom wall. I chose a yellow sample that I already owned and bought the bright green, blue, and orangish red. You can choose any colors you want.
Then I set the dried canvas on its edge on top of a thick drop cloth. All I did next was slowly pour my paints – one at a time – from the top of the canvas and let them flow. Then I let it dry about 24 hours.
The next day I turned it over and did the same thing. The paints, once again, just slowly flowed down the canvas like lava and did their thing. Again, I let it try over night. The runs and bubbles gave it some texture, so I didn’t worry about them.
The next step gave it the most dramatic effect. I turned it on its narrow edge and poured some more green and again let it dry overnight. Then the next day I repeated. I stood back and decided it was finished. The beauty of this creation is that I could have kept on going, but this felt right to me. If you have been reading the The 2 Seasons for a while, you know that I have been taking oil painting classes. If you are new here, you can check out my progress here, here, here, here, and here.
I guess another huge difference between me and Jackson Pollack is that his art is hanging in museums, and mine is filling the wall over the toilet in the master bathroom. Whomp, whomp. I guess a girl can dream…….
Jordan and I had a great time this past week-end at Haven. It was absolutely cool to meet our blog friends and to make so many new friends. We learned a lot of great info and will be sharing it with you very soon. We arrived back in Lexington around 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, and she had to catch a plane back to Syracuse a few hours later, so we need a day or two to collect our thoughts, make our plan, and put it into action.
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