The eARTh without ART is just…. “eh”

Acrylic Abstract Painting 16x20 Jodi McKinney

Acrylic Abstract Painting 16×20 Jodi McKinney

On a recent evening out with friends, we passed a little ‘hole-in-the-wall’ diner in the Bloomfield section of Pittsburgh that had a sign above it saying, “The earth without art is just ‘eh’.”  It caught our attention, and it has been in my mind ever since.

This crazy acrylic painting evolved over the course of several days.  While far from fine art, it was a fun, creative experiment.

It started out being blue and brown and white to match a recent bedroom redo.

The next day it became an ocean and sky scene… then back to an abstract the following day with drips of gold.

Around the fourth day, I decided it needed some red.  The red was too bold, so I added white to tone it down and “pink” it up a bit.

And on and on it went until I splattered white and tar gel with a toothbrush on and decided it was time to quit.

It has all kinds of crazy things going on over many layers, but there is something about it in the end that I kinda like.

Maybe because it reminds me that….
the earth without art is just “eh!”

Cheers & Hugs,


46 thoughts on “The eARTh without ART is just…. “eh”

  1. I’ve been in the mood for dots too. I just collaged some on an abstract I didn’t know what to do with. Of course now I want to stitch on top of that…
    And thanks for sharing the saying…it’s a good one! (K)

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  2. I really like your bright, colorful painting! This is the sort of abstract art that appeals to me most. It’s fun. It’s got a voice of its own, and I like what it says. Recently I’ve been trying to decide whether or not I want to continue studying — and attempting — abstract art. While I love seeing what other artists can do, I just don’t think I’ll ever feel comfortable with abstraction for myself. I have too many doubts, too many questions. I might play around with acrylic abstracts since I have those paints sitting around unused. Or maybe not. Maybe I’ll be content to just look at your abstracts and Debi’s abstracts, and think…oh, those are so nice! I enjoyed the story behind this, too.

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    • thank you Judith! I know how you feel really – if I try to force it, it doesn’t happen. I know some people can plan it out and have that vision with experience and knowledge. For me, it just has to happen. I never know what I am going to do next. LOL! I am all over the place and no particular “style” yet – but that is ok – it’s just me – and it’s just fun! 🙂 ENJOY!

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