Original, Soft, Abstract Art: Blues, Greens and Grays.

April 23, 2012  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Remember my large 6’x8′ painting I did for the dining room (you can catch the whole process here)?  It has gotten a lot of attention lately, which is amazing.  To the inquiring minds and readers, in response to your emails, I am sorry–this is not a tutorial for it.  And there probably never will be.  Some art there is no step-by-step to.  I hope you can understand.
The good news is, I did a smaller one–the first of many, I hope–and added it to our Etsy shop.  I used the same colors as the one in our dining room–lots of greens, grays and blues–all on a slightly smaller canvas.  Let’s face it, 6’x8′ presents a lot of shipping problems.  Ha!  So this original, gallery wrapped painting on canvas is 24″x30″ and ready to be welcomed into your home.
Purchase the painting here.

What do you think?

  1. Jessie McKinley says:

    That is so beautiful!! I love it. And I saw that it already sold…you should definitely consider doing more! Maybe even in different colors :)

  2. Wow. I’ve never heard it put so eloquently. That’s perfect, Diane!

  3. Sooo beautiful! I’ll definitely be buying one of those soon! :)

  4. totally agree with your thoughts about art being beyond the realm of the tutorial. i’d go so far as to say that’s a defining characteristic – projects and crafts can be taught as a DIY, but art, in its purest sense, is a delicate balance of inner vision and accomplished technique that can’t be molded into a step-by-step, everyone can make art, but we must make our own.

  5. Summer says:

    It’s beautiful!!! On the paining note: I fear I’ve learned how pinterest bit me in the behind. :( I posted your picture of the birds on a wire 2 weeks ago. I had a ton of people re-pin it and now your picture is sold!!! (sad for me because I *really* wanted it and was saving up -but good for you because your work is getting out there!!!)

  6. meaganbriggs3 says:


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