Finding Inspiration for Abstract Painting

When I paint original abstract art I am inspired by creating something out of nothing, so I really don’t need to start with an ideas before painting on canvas. In the process of abstract painting I get inspiration from colour and from layering texture on canvas.
Textured abstract shows red, orange and yellow speckles of sunlight on blue green water. Paint applied in broad curves reveals a pattern left on the water’s surface from skipping stones. 18” x 24”
When creating contemporary abstract paintings I think of what I love: nature, wild flowers, waterfalls, falling leaves, sunsets, wind and storms. Then there is the visual beauty created by colourful street festivals, boats on the water and streets with bold coloured houses in a row. So often when I paint my bold modern abstracts I look out the window, or I think of travelling to exotic places.
Next the movement of my spatula when it hits the canvas feels so natural to me that I am inspired to paint because of the peace of mind it brings me no matter how I’m feeling before I start. With a spatula I create texture with thicken paint colours layered on top of each other, so pops of colour will show through from underneath. In my abstract paintings the bold colours blend together in organic shapes and each new layer adds a depth of texture with shadow and light and I begin to see the image I am creating.
Skipping Stones shown above is an abstract painting in textured acrylic. Colours of yellow, orange and red represent sunlight reflected on blue green rippling water. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24". Young friends pass an afternoon skipping stones, creating a dramatic rainbow of colours on the water’s surface.


Move Abstract Paintings and Contemporary Art Around in Your Home

Rotate art, paintings and decor items to new areas in your home to revive your space. Your collection of abstract art and contemporary paintings can work wonders when swapped with other art, wall hangings and decor items. It’s a nice surprise to see your modern abstracts in a new setting.
Textured abstract in shades of green, blue, red and orange. These thickly applied paints form shadows of couples dancing at dusk. 18” x 24”
Shops move merchandise around in their stores all the time to make it look new and exciting. That works for paintings and art you’ve collected over the years too. When you see your favorite painting in a totally new light, the textures of the brush stokes and the contrast of light and bold colours in the painting will catch your eye, you’ll notice how much more you enjoy your space again.
You can rotate wall hangings and paintings between friends’ houses, I have several sisters who rotate art. Or you can rotate art to your office, people now expect to see art at corporate offices and contemporary art works very well in office spaces.
Moving your well loved works of art is a fun afternoon adventure and costs you nothing since you already own the paintings. It may save you from an expensive redesign you’ve been contemplating and instead you might decide buying more abstract paintings for your collection is the smart thing to do.

Dancing at Dusk shown above is an abstract painting in textured acrylic with shades of green, bright blue, dark red and orange. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24". Here music playing at dusk leads to dancing. Enchanted couples dance and laugh all night long.

Abstract Art and Home Decorating

The abstract paintings and decor items you bring into your home express what you are feeling and where your life is headed. Look for abstract paintings and art that reflect that change. Choose abstract art and decor items that add depth, adventure, boldness and inspiration in your home.

Textured abstract in bold colours of blue, green, red, yellow and orange. Textured paint swirls form the faces of angelic children singing together, 18” x 24”

Next consider using abstract paintings and home decor items as a way to improve your life one art piece at a time. A room redesign is a blank canvas for all your hopes and dreams. If you can change what’s happening in your home, you can change what’s happening outside your home as well. Are you searching for more serenity, enlightenment, creativity and love in all aspects of your life.

To bring a living space to life many people want to use colour, but designers will suggest staying with neutrals to better improve resale of a home. Is that a compromise to your everyday living experience? An easy solution is to add daring and colourful abstract paintings throughout your space.

Angels Singing shown above is an abstract painting in textured acrylic in colours of bold blue, bright green, striking red, sunshine yellow and happy orange. This original wall hanging measures 18" x 24". Here children sing together harmoniously and their vibrant faces shine like angels.