Thursday, 14 February 2013

Rothko Inspired Art

A little while ago I showed you my living room and told you I’d write you about the artwork later. Welcome to later. It started when I saw this Rothko Rip Off. I loved the simplicity of it and decided to make some of my own. Please keep in mind I am not an artist nor do I have aspirations of being one. However, I like art and really can’t afford to buy pieces for all my space.

First I took the cardboard from the back of the frame. That’s what I used as my background. While it was apart I spray painted the frame white.

Next I painted the white. I went all the way around and drew a line across each page. I made a point of not having it perfect and left some wonky lines and edges.

The I added my wide rectangles. There was no rhyme or reason. I just went with what I was feeling.

I thought that would be the end but I still felt like I was missing something so I added the few smaller rectangles inside the wider rectangles.

I originally planned to put one on each side of the couch but they were much too small. Instead I hung them both on nails that were already in the wall and planned to readdress the art situation a few days later. They’ve been there for several months now and honestly, I’m stuck. Oh well. I like them and I’ve put off replacing them this long so a little while longer won’t matter.

Shared at: Artsy-Fartsy Mama, Delightful Order, Lines Across, Sugar Bee Crafts, Ginger Snap Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, A Creative Princess, The Happy Housie


  1. Oh...LOVE!!!! Omigosh I have to "copy" you Alison! I have 3 canvas pictures up on my wall and well they look really tired - I've been wanting to paint htem for ages but didnt know what to do - now I do!!! Stunning!!!!

  2. I love that you used the cardboard from the frame! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  3. I love this!!! It looks great!! Came over from Sugar Bee Crafts xx

  4. Rothko - one of my favorite artists - I think you caught his spirit.

  5. This are so cute. I love the colors of them. Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner :)

  6. Great job! I believe everyone has some form of an artist in them, and you showed yours with this project. The colors complement each other wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!


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