Investing in original art can be intimidating, but creating original art? We swear—it's not as scary as it sounds! For those of us who aren't classically schooled in the techniques of proper brushwork and chiaroscuro, abstract art is a safe place to start. With its lax rules on composition and scale, anything goes.
To get started, visit any art supply store and choose from a wide selection of surfaces, paintbrushes and acrylic paints. Armed with a stack of blank canvases (or a blank wall, as in the home of Alistair and Blair Clarke), a palette of color, and a bit of confidence, your inner Rothko is bound to come out.