Some people made their own abstract works of art or abstract designs. Others recreated famous paintings by abstract artists like Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg.
I was one of those that decided to recreate an abstract painting. In my case, I chose one of the Homage to the Square series of paintings by Josef Albers.
|Homage to the Square: Ascending, 1953 (credit: Whiteney Museum)|
There are hundreds of paintings in this series, all using different combinations of color. The painting to the left, Ascending, is the one that I chose to recreate. You can Google him to see more variations on this pattern.
This was actually a fun and cheery manicure using bright colors that made this rainy day a little more enjoyable. The colors and composition aren't PRECISELY exact to the original work, but I hope that the inspiration comes across.
To create this look, I first painted a base using Julep' s Something Blue. This is a bright sky blue that's a one-coater. There were so many layers of paint on my nails by the time I finished that I was glad that I didn't have an extra layer of paint.
To create the design, I taped off the outline of the outer-most square using striping tape and painted two coats of grey. I then taped off the edges of the next square and painted two coats of white. Finally, I taped off the edges of the inner-most square and - yep, you guessed it - painted two coats of yellow. With the exception of the grey squares, the lines turned out super crisp and clean.
Polishes used in this manicure were:
- Blue: Julep - Something Blue
- Grey: Pure Ice - Kiss Me Here
- White: Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
- Yellow: Butter London - Cheeky Chops
- Top Coat: NYC - Matte Me Crazy
So, is it obvious that I love art? Sometimes I would spend my weekends wandering around the amazing art museums that Philadelphia has too offer. How about you? Are you an artist? Have you ever done nail art inspired by a work of art?