Originally, I intended to do the DIY Herringbone Art tutorial by View Along The Way, but I ended up liking the background too much to cover it! Here's to taking a risk and putting my self out there with my first abstract painting! I feel so vulnerable!!
So I started with a red/pink background, but I felt with the herringbone pattern in white it would look too much like Valentine's Day colors, so I added some blues! I kind of just went crazy, really "expressing" myself, if you will. It was quite therapeutic to be honest. And I kind of like looking at it just the way it is.
I went to set up the paintings for a photograph and noticed that they did not line up correctly. It took me a while to figure out why not. I even blamed the dresser (like its top was crooked? Unlikely). Sorry, dresser. It finally settled in that the canvas on the left was (and still is) slanted to the left. I almost started to cry. After all that hard work!!
I called up Michael's, where I bought the faulty frame, and asked if they could fix it for free. The employee in the framing department said he could possibly "work with me" on the price, but I intend to complain to a manager with some clout and get it fixed for free. Clearly I am no acclaimed artist, but what if this was my livelihood? What if I created a masterpiece and it was freaking CROOKED!? I think if a company sells a faulty product they should remediate the situation. I know I would if I were a business owner. Anyway, for the photo, I hung the left canvas at an angle so it would line up down the middle. This made the bottom left higher up off the dresser than the bottom of the right canvas so I tried to disguise it with the flowers.
What do you think of my first EVER abstract painting? Sometimes I look at it and I am very pleased with myself and other times I look at it and think it looks so juvenile. Who is to say with abstract art? Maybe someone out there will look at it and it will make them feel good. That is all I could hope for as an artist. Once the canvas is fixed, I'm thinking of setting them in gold canvas floater frames like so:
I think it will look really nice with the color palate. The gold ones I've found are on the pricier side, so I'm seeing a DIY project in the near future. Go out there and get your art on!
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