Sunday Spring Art

When I lived in LA and worked for an interior designer I remember the incredible art collections that some clients had and would drool at their galleries.  Of course I was jealous and on a strict budget I figured I might dabble in trying to create my own abstract art.  I had no idea how to paint, what kind of paint to get or for that matter been in a true art store my entire life.  So, I turned to my friend Allie who taught me a thing or two about painting and went to town on Sunday afternoon.

Abstract Spring Art on Canvas - Custom - www.middleredefined.com

Abstract Spring Art on Canvas – Custom – http://www.middleredefined.com/caption

Being a complete rookie I decided to go with acrylics instead of oils.  Earlier that day I had taken a walk along the gorgeous strand of Hermosa Beach and was inspired by spring flowers blooming.

Now over the years the colors in this painting have evolved – in its most recent edition I decided this painting needed to sit in our master bedroom above the vintage royal blue settee so I chose to add in turquoises, chartreuse, navy and hints of hot pink.  I know those colors may sound add but I think it did the trick.

[caption id="attachment_323" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Vibrant Colors Pop - Hung slightly below top of vintage blue velvet settee Vibrant Colors Pop – Hung slightly below top of vintage blue velvet settee

Spring Art in Master Bedroom above Vintage Settee

Spring Art in Master Bedroom above Vintage Settee

As you can see, the neutral background really helps balance this piece out and every morning this painting makes me smile.  Perhaps because I know it is an original (done by yours truly) and maybe because many visitors have commented on how much they like it.  Of course I would love to have some killer art pieces done by true professionals someday soon but I think I will hang on to my very own custom art that I painted for a very long time.  I think it might always have a place in my collection.

Sunday Spring Art - Custom

Sunday Spring Art – Custom

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