Since moving to the new apartment, I have grown bored of the floral painting I made for my old bedroom, which is now housed in our guest room.
Though it looked great in my last apartment (bel0w), it felt a bit too literal in its new home.
So I did what I did before with the flower painting, I decided to paint over it.
Only this time I wanted to test out a new style: abstract.
But since I don’t have the budget for a piece like that for my guest room, I decided to try my own take on abstract in a cheerful palette.
… However, the first attempt was unsuccessful.
While I was going for, “cheerful abstract,” Mr. Lively aptly coined this piece, “Clown Vomit.”
Though the name stung a bit, I knew he had a point.
So this weekend I attempted to resurrect the piece and make it slightly less… vomit-like.
This was the end result.
As you can imagine, I was quite keen to hear what Mr. Lively’s art critique would be this time.
He first assessed that this new version looked like “Bird Footprints on Clown Vomit.”
Again, not good.
But then he took another look, and felt there could be an alternative title; “Abstract Tulip Fields.”
So that’s what I’m sticking with.
“Abstract Tulip Fields.”
Though it might not be everyone’s cup of tea – and I know that I’m meant to keep my day job – I kinda like it.
It makes me happy and it feels right at home in the guest room.
Which is really what it’s all about.