New York City resident Michael D. Miller and his partner have a new painting idea they’ve been meaning to share for months: to keep their low-tech, low-art paint palette a secret from the public.
Miller, who lives in the Upper West Side, has been painting his tiny apartment over the past year, as he is prone to do, and now has a whole collection of low-slung paintings under his kitchen sink.
“We’re in this tiny apartment and there’s all these little paintings hanging on the wall, so I’m always thinking, ‘What if I put a couple of those in there?,'” Miller told Business Insider.
He was also wondering, “How much money would that cost?”
He’s spent over $3,000 on paint brushes, brushes and sprayers, but he said he’s not particularly fond of the expensive stuff.
“I love the stuff you buy at Wal-Mart,” he said.
“It’s so cheap, and I like the way they come with the brushes.”
So instead of buying a new paint brush or paint spray, he’s decided to go all-in with a new home decor and art studio he has in Brooklyn.
“A lot of people just don’t understand what they’re getting into,” he told Business Insiders.
“They’re thinking, you can’t paint an entire house.”
So Miller started looking into the DIY paint hobby.
“You can’t do a house on a budget, so why not do something creative that’s affordable?” he said, adding that he’s also started making low-cost wall art.
“That’s kind of my passion.”
And that passion has led to an ambitious DIY painting project: a whole apartment with a giant painting wall.
“If you don’t do it, there’s going to be a million paintings on the walls,” he explained.
“So I want to paint it all myself, in one space.”
“I’ve got a bunch of low end stuff in here,” Miller said.
He’s also found inspiration in his own art.
In the past few months, he has painted a mural on the back of the apartment, a roomy kitchen table and a closet in the living room.
The walls, he said with a laugh, were designed to look like “a big bowl of soup.”
“There’s an art teacher, a guy that teaches at a high school, who works on the building, he lives in there,” he added.
“And they’re just going to paint these things.
So I’m thinking, how am I going to do that with a small space?
I’ve always wanted to paint in a studio.”
And now, after a year of experimenting, he feels comfortable enough to share the secret behind his art.
The “dinner party” concept is part of Miller’s “art house” philosophy.
“My idea is that when I’m painting, it’s sort of a low-energy art experience,” he says.
“But it’s not just a painting.
It’s a place where I’m making art.
There’s no brushes. “
There are no paintbrushes.
There’s no brushes.
There are no brushes in there.”
In fact, he even has a new brush set for his studio.
“For the first few years, I didn’t really paint at all,” he admitted.
“Because I just don, I had to do things to do painting, and painting is such a boring activity, but now I have this new brush.
It takes everything away from painting.
“Then you get this idea of, if you want to do this, you need to paint on a table. “
One of the first things you learn is that you need a lot of brushes,” he continued.
The new paintbrush set was inspired by the way artists use brushes to create paintings in their own studios. “
Everything else is just kind of part of the painting experience.”
The new paintbrush set was inspired by the way artists use brushes to create paintings in their own studios.
“All of my paintings, even if they’re low-end, are low-effort,” Miller told us.
“The way that artists paint is by creating a brush and pushing it, then brushing off and then pushing it again.”
Miller also said that a painting that’s low-brow is also easy to get lost in.
That’s the easiest way to lose in a painting.” “
This is where you get distracted.
That’s the easiest way to lose in a painting.”
And you just want to get it right,” he concluded. “
You’re painting something that you really like.
And you just want to get it right,” he concluded.
“Or if you’re going to go the painting part of it, I’ve found that you can go the whole