Let’s Make Some Easy Art

Let’s just say some very wrong types of art can be done on these beveled edged canvases.  I’ve seen it.  However, I have ordered a 40″ round canvas from Dick Blick to hopefully make something the opposite of wrong (I received 20% off and free shipping).  To be precise, I just want to paint it one color (but I’m toying with a shadow line).  It’s like I’m deconstructing Lichtenstein to the very smallest element–I like this reference because of the dots I like to do in my own paintings.
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I envision it going here above the sideboard in the dining room, where I desperately want some color.  Maybe it will be too many circles on this wall, with the fire alarm taking the motif over the edge.  Maybe it won’t be enough circles.
www.tphblog.comHere are some looks from my inspiration files:

francois halardAD Spain

Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 1.27.59 PMDelphine & Reed Krakoff | Francois Halard Photography

dimore studio dimore studioDimore Studio

I love the idea of breaking down painting to just shape and color–think, Ellsworth Kelly, who just died, or Frank Stella.  Brice Marden, Rothko, Rauschenberg, Barnett Newman all did some version.  Why not consider buying the largest canvas you want to part dollars for and paint it that one amazing color for your room?  Boom.  Done.  And you can get away with it thanks to these gutsy guys who knew straight up color and shape is worth something to try.

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Comments

  1. Genius! And the kind of diy I can get on board with. 😉 So inspired by your eye!

  2. beverly M says:

    I look forward to seeing your new round painting. Have you considered removing your smoke alarm just long enough to spray paint it the same color as your wall? Those things are essential but distracting, aren’t they.

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