I love abstract art. There is so much to look at and if you think you can create beautiful abstract art without some prior knowledge or guidance, go ahead and try. I sat down one evening at a friends art night with an idea of an abstract art piece I wanted to paint. I had picked out the colors and knew how I wanted to layer them. The only problem was that I don’t know how to paint, and I certainly don’t know the principles that make an abstract art piece “right”.
I tried to paint a masterpiece, but in the end I threw my sad attempt in the garbage. I have a lot to learn, and I have a deeper appreciation for those that make the paintings that you see featured. An English professor in college told me that there are those that write books and those that read them. She was proud of being a reader. Ever since then I have thought about how nice it is that we are all sometimes the creator and other times the adoring audience. When it comes to this beautiful art, I am a proud admirer.
Can you picture a place where one of these paintings would look beautiful in your home? I only have one spot where some of these would fit, but I would love to build a room around the Fuschia and Navy Color Study by Caitlin Wilson. All the colors I love are at play in this piece! I am slightly obsessed with nearly everything that Caitlin Wilson creates.
Remember, the most important criteria for picking art is that it brings you joy to look at it. What kind of paintings do you gravitate towards? What colors catch your eye over and over?
I had a friend at a different art night start talking about how they hated modern art like Picasso. My friend that knows me well looked over at me knowingly because I proudly display Guernica by Picasso that my best friend sent me from her trip to France. I took an art history class in college and fell in love with the stories and the experimentation of the modern era, along with nearly all the art throughout the ages.
How to Use in Your Home
Many times I start with a piece of art as I decorate a room. If you get to start over or if you are ready to refresh a spot in your home, try picking artwork you love first and then building the room, furniture and accessories around your choice. I have yet to be disappointed when using this method.
Sources for Beautiful Art
I have recently been spending time on Minted, Etsy, Society6, Art.com and Desenio to gather art I want for my home. I love how fresh and accessible the art is on these sites. I hope you have some fun browsing what they have to offer.
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