It started as a novelty, really.
Now, I have a studio in my basement and painted canvases that need to be hung on lonely, drab, walls.
That’s me: Go big or go home.
I swear, this whole art thing was not what I intended it to be, but I can’t stop myself–I started dreaming in more vivid colors, for God’s sake. I would wake up at 2:30 in the morning thinking, hey, that would be a cool idea to do.
I’m just starting out. My painting paralysis was intended (and still is) to be a relaxing activity. But, I’m now at the point where I have to do something with all of these painted canvases. And, since all of my walls are already occupied with other artwork and pictures of my dogs, I can’t hang them up in my home-sweet-home. So, I opened up a shop on Etsy. I figured I can at least get back some money on the canvases.
My prices for my abstract art are reasonable. Okay, they’re cheap. Really cheap. I’ve seen similar art selling for hundreds of dollars more, but my goal is not for monetary reasons. I started painting because it was relaxing; mixing colors and using different palette knives, molding paste, textures. Some canvases ended up in the trash. I couldn’t revive them. Mucked up beyond recognition, or stabbed with my palette knife to end its misery.
Most of the time, I have a vision of what I want something to look like. Does it ever end up that way? Hardly. I think a handful of the items I completed ended up looking like I had intended. The majority of my work ended up in a completely different way.
That’s the beauty of abstract art. It’s not Van Gogh. It’s not DaVinci. It’s meant to portray emotions, objects (hypothetically speaking), desires, actions. I can be fun, quirky, intense and lively. The sweeps of the brush or palette set the tone and the colors tell the rest of the story; whatever story you want it to be.
That’s the beauty of abstract art.
So, that’s what I’ve been up to for about two months. I love passing the hours in my basement studio, stepping over my four dogs because they refuse to be ten feet away from me, and painting away with hues of blues, purples, reds, oranges, yellows, greens, and well, the list can go on forever.
Enjoy the art. Buy the art–if you want, tell your friends. Christmas is coming up. What a lovely gift to give someone; hand made abstract artwork made only with a passion for color and an abundance of love and relaxation.
You can see my shop on Etsy here, and it’s also on the menu at the top of this blog.