Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Abstract Art

Last week during our little vacation, I went to the art store and bought a canvas, paint, and paint brushes. Our house is in serious need of abstract art, and although I haven't painted since college, I thought it would be a great project for us to do as a family. 
Art can be a tricky thing, and abstract art is not something that is as easy to create as it looks. I love the work of Michelle Armas, Kate Long Stevenson, and Sally King Benedict. 

Michelle Armas

As I prepared the supplies and stripped Tilley-Gray down to her diaper, I had visions of what it must be like to be a full-time painter. A little cottage in the country with a boho vibe? A dozen chickens and babies running around, all in white? Sounds appealing, doesn't it?

In the end, we made a few pieces that I really love and are special because Tilley-Gray helped smear the paint when she wasn't trying to eat the brushes. 

 Abstract art has a place in every home, whether you have a contemporary or traditional home. Cottage in the country or apartment in the city, I think this little reading nook would fit perfectly in most homes. 

Do you have any favorite abstract artist? I'd love to hear!


  1. Can we see the paintings you and your adorable baby made?

    1. Yes! I'll post pictures later this week!

  2. i just started doing a little painting again myself! and abstract art is definitely a lot harder than it looks :)

  3. I do! Her name is Lauren and she is not only an amazing artist but person as well. You can buy straight from her easy shop or she does custom works as well. She worth looking at. The pictures just don't do the art work justice. http://www.etsy.com/shop/laurenmccrory Hope you like!

  4. We just bought a piece from Kerry Steele that we love for a beach house and can hardly way to see what your talented crew comes up with!!