You guys know I love collecting all different forms of art and am passionate about discovering up and coming artists, but I noticed there’s one type of artwork missing from my collection… a geometric piece. I decided it would be fun (and simple) to attempt a large scale, black and white geometric art DIY.
You can really get creative with this one because it’s the easiest painting you’ll ever make! Here’s what you’ll need to begin…
Step 1 // Dream up any fun patterns that come to mind. I kept mine symmetrical, so I began with finding the center of the canvas.
Step 2 // Start taping whatever pattern you had envisioned. I debated symmetrical options, as well a random design (in the true fashion of Kelly Wearstler).
Step 3 // Dip the end of a dense sponge into black paint and begin to press the paint onto the canvas.
Feel free to get creative with the technique. If you’d like an ombre, faded, or distressed look, experiment with the amount of pressure applied while sponging the canvas.
Step 4 // Once the canvas is completely covered, including the edges, allow it to dry overnight. Be sure the paint is set and carefully remove the painters tape. That’s all there is to it! It’s probably the easiest painting DIY I’ve ever tried. It took all of 30 minutes.
If you’re looking for something with a little less line and structure, check out this large scale, abstract canvas I completed last year.
I think this piece would look fantastic styled with contrasting pieces, like a velvet tufted sofa… or imagine it installed in an unexpected setting. Doesn’t it look great with Jacqueline’s curved, feminine architecture? I’m definitely on a DIY kick lately! I’ve just been having a lot of fun creating.
*As seen on the Interior Collective.