big and messy

big and messy
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Lately I have been sharing some of my own personal art that I have created to hang on our walls see here, here, here. As I mentioned in previous posts, I like BIG statement art that can be hung in places that pull your eye in or create a dynamic focal paint. A while back when we were organizing and updating our bedroom we went back and forth between purchasing a headboard.


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After giving up- because I'm cheap, I decided that a great colorful piece of canvas may be just a good as a headboard. I didn't want any images, words, patterns- just lots of messy color. Never underestimate the beauty of a really good messy painting it can add that pop of color or even an element of abstraction to your walls.




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I started by first stretching my own really large canvas- about the width of our king size bed. (I talk more about stretching your own canvas in this post)


Next I start slopping paint on the surface- this is the fun part because there are no rules, no right or wrong, just good ol' messy fun.




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I blend color, I drip, drizzle, splatter all over the surface and let things dry in between layers so that the color won't get muddy.




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The process is quick and expressive (perfect for blasting some good music while working).




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And result is beautiful messy statement piece!


(Important note- because we live in Southern California and we experience way too many earthquakes and because my husband is a structural engineer who does earthquake testing for a living we bolt the big art to the wall- especially if it hangs over the bed! The last thing you want to to wake up to is a large painting on your head!)




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