Sunday, October 19

DIY Modern Art Reveal and Linky Party #198

Welcome to the 198th Masterpiece Monday!

Hi Everyone!
Lately, I've been really loving the look of modern art. It all started this past Summer while I was visiting various model homes. After pricing artwork in the stores, I decided to try and create my own. Here are the actual pictures of the artwork from the model homes I visited, which served as my inspiration for my very first painting.
There were lot's of warm color schemes with fun swirly patterns.

I love this orange and yellow water color behind this desk, it's just beautiful!
There were more abstract versions with bold geometric looking brush strokes and using a lot of black with other neutrals.

some had a softer, more natural look.

The artwork which drew me in the most, were the ones with the ocean themed colors.

This picture and especially the one below it, inspired my painting the most. I set about trying to combine them in some way.
I used the same movement from this painting, I really love this one!
I found these two huge pictures on sale at Big lot's. Much cheaper than buying blank artist canvas. The paint I used was my collection of free samples of interior paint. I painted the panels white and let them dry overnight.
In the beginning, I thought this project was going to be quick. Just some swipes of paint and I would be done. It turned into a five week journey of thought and study. It was also the most fun I've ever had creating something!
I developed a method of adding paint, spraying it with water and randomly dabbing the paint with paper towels.
My hope was to create a free and fluid look using the watery colors I love to decorate with.

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                       Time to get this week's party started!
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1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
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Have a blessed week,


  1. You did an amazing job, you are a true artist! Your own paintings are more valuable than anything out there! I'm very impressed.
    Thank you for hosting. Have a nice week.

  2. Mary, your first painting is gorgeous! Thank you for hosting. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. I love your artwork, Mary! It looks great in your living room and I'm glad to hear that even tho it took longer than you thought to paint it (I think the same thing you did about modern/contemporary art...a few swipes and done) that you had fun doing it. Thanks for sharing all those great photos of art in the model homes you visited...very good inspiration for us. Thanks also for featuring my Fall living room...I really an honored and appreciate it.

  4. You did a really good job! I love the colors!..Christine

  5. Hello cute lady! It is always fun to stop by and party with you! I hope you get a chance to stop by our party tonight at 7 pm. It would be a our pleasure to have you.
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Holy Smokes, Mary, I love your artwork! It is the mark of true creativity when you can take on an entirely new type of art and excel at it so quickly. I am not surprised it took you 5 weeks but wow - you have such a treasure. I know you were aiming for fluidity and you got it, girl! Fabulousness!
    Thanks so much for sharing my salad this week, my friend. You are much too kind! Have a wonderful day :)

  7. Perfect!! You did very well. The colors are great and these paintings are absolutely amazing.
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  8. You did a really good job with your painting. Thanks so much for sharing the other paintings. That inspires me to create some new art pieces for my home. It is time for some fresh art on the walls.