Abstract art is one of my favorite forms of art. Why? Because anyone can make their own amazing stuff. Some of my favorite artists are easy-peasy to replicate. My new house has tons of white walls just begging for art. Seeing that I am cheap, I have decided to make my own art, because I’m not about to go out and pay $160 million for a Picasso like some people!
Any-whoo….I was shopping at my local thrift store up here in Oxnard and I came upon this huge 5′ x 4′ beauty on sale for $29.00!
Not worth it you say? Alas, I bought this for the canvas and the frame. A framed stretched canvas of this size would cost well over a $100. And remember, I am cheap. So I bought this baby and lugged it out to my Prius. However Prius was not having it, so I hoisted to the top and roped it. Granted at one point I felt like the car and canvas were going to set sail. Luckily I made it home without damaging my precious masterpiece.
I started by painting the canvas and the frame with my stand-by Annie Sloane Old White paint.
I then spray painted the frame, a brass color.
Then I just had FUN! I also tried gold leafing for the first time. It was tricky, but since it didn’t really have to be perfect..hence what I love about abstract…it worked out pretty well.
This was before I did some blending.
Here is the finished product!
One of the many blank spaces that needed a little boost and some color.
I tried it in a few places, but for now, it’s my headboard. When I finally get a headboard, I might switch it out. I absolutely love it and feel like I’m falling in when I gaze upon it.