Thursday, August 4, 2011

Drawing Inspiration from Abstract Art

You may remember that I've been working on decorating the stairwell in our home. So far I've managed to get some very long curtains up and a gallery wall hung. There is still one enormous blank wall in the space, but I have a plan! I hope to hang a large'ish canvass there. What will be on the canvass? Well, that is yet to be determined.

I have the canvass in my possession. I have paint. I have brushes. Now, whether or not I have the skill to put all of these elements together in a pleasing way is VERY arguable. Part of me really wants to try my hand at painting, and part of me (really most of me) is plum scared.

For now I'm simply gathering some inspiration and waiting for that stroke of bravery to hit me.

I'm thinking of something abstract (it seems more possible). If it managed to turn out something like any one of these I would be tickled pink! 

Obviously I'm not trying to copy any one of these artists, but I am being inspired by them and longing for their talent.


Artists and Image Sources: Rebecca Cabassa; Via Coco + Kelley Blog; Via Elle Decor; Via This is Glamorous; Michelle Armas; Meredith Pardue (left) and Pinterest (right); Via Pinterest; Via Absolutely Beautiful Things; Sally King Benedict 


  1. Would love to see what you come up with Sarah! I'm sure it will be fabulous.

  2. These images are all so stunning! It makes me want to get my hands on some paint. Great blog!

  3. These are all amazing! Did you work up the courage to dive in?

  4. Fun, Fun. Abstracts are some of my favorite. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  5. Wow! I love the abstract paint dear! I want to paint now after I saw these pretty painting!

  6. All beautiful! I've tried painting my own abstracts but it's much harder than it looks! Can't wait to see what you come up with:)

  7. I love abstract art, and you've found some lovely examples Sarah!! I've dabbled in this type of art. It can be intimidating to sit in front of a blank canvas, and I find it challenging to work the colours (i.e., mixing, deciding which colour to use next), but I love the process all the same!
    Jump in and have fun!

  8. I would love to se the results for you painting if you ever "dived" in! ;)
    It really makes the soul calmer and the happy spirit inside more inspired to be even more creative when finished!
    Best wishes from Norway!


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