Tuesday, March 22, 2011

my abstract painting.

i am a person that sort of artistically thrives off of color combinations...they're probably my favorite thing about design in general. i had a few in mind when i started thinking of redecorating our living room, so i combined some of them, and here i am.

anyway, in april's lucky magazine, on page 100, there is a dress/necklace/bag outfit that has a color combination i really love. it's a camel color/sunflower yellow/coral/tomato red mix, and there is a painting to the left of it that the outfit is based off of. the painting is by vanessa briggs, and it was my inspiration for the painting i did in our living room. i started out with the same colors, and then just went in my own direction from there.

you may recognize my canvas from this painting. it used to hang above our sofa..i got tired of the look of it, so i painted over it. i know, i know...kind of ridiculous. but, it wasn't a painting that took a long time, and i liked the texture i'd created on it. the texture still shows through on the new painting, so it's a mix of the old and new.

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this painting reminds me...did you guys see the big moon last saturday night? insane!

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this is my favorite section of the painting. i think your eye is automatically drawn to the lower left-hand side of the painting (where the drips are), and this area is right above that. i like how the color gradually gets darker as it goes up...serene.

16 comments:

  1. I love the colors in your painting...very soothing! You are very talented!

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  2. Brilliant! I am convinced there is nothing you can't do!

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  3. I tend to repaint canvases I'm sick of looking at...I jus think of them as evolving... Love what you did and my eyes are drawn to the right corner as well.

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  4. I really really like the painting and the "new" room!

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  5. I am the exact same way...figuring out color combinations is my absolute favorite thing about anything creative that I do. Its so fun!

    Also, I love what I've seen so far of your living room! I'm really into dark walls with high contrast furnishing/art/accessories right now..in fact I just redid my living room too and the walls are a really dark grey with white trim and lots of color everywhere else. The painting over your couch looks amazing and I love the colors you chose...it works so well against that dark wall. Can't wait to see the rest!

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  6. Love the painting...did you use acrylic?

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  7. Color combos are also my favorite part of design! Love your painting so much! Vanessa Briggs' work is so inspiring!

    turn up the rad

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  8. Soooo gorgeous! I did totally notice the drips right away! You are one talented girl!

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  9. You are very talented! Your painting really makes a great statement in your living room. It's beautiful! I also like that white horse you have on the end table.

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  10. Love it! Your colors are fantastic. And yes, I sat out in the glow of the moon over the weekend--it was amazing!

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  11. I really love this, yes the colors are stunning together. Combined with the walls, lights (and I love the horse!), it's an amazing combo.

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  12. abstract paintings
    Abstract paintings used a form of visual language to create a composition from visual references in it’s subject.

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