Monday, November 26, 2012

DIY Canvas Art

I've recently finished the main wall of my office area. It was a lot of fun to put together. I had one spot that was kind of bothering me. It was a blank canvas just begging to be painted.


I searched Pinterest for a bit before I came across Tanya's painting and it hit me : why not just do that?

 
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I started with my blank canvas and then painted it with a coat of primer I had on hand.



Following Tanya's instructions I wet my brush and then just did a few light strokes starting at the bottom and brushing up.


I went back again for a few tiny touch-ups, but liked it as is.



I really like how it looks with the rest of the gallery wall. Most everything there is muted and I think this fits in well.



I think I like Tanya's version better. I mean, everything she does is awesome. And, hers is bigger. But the more I look at mine the more it's growing on me. 

I look forward to doing more paintings. It was a lot of fun and didn't take that much time. 

13 comments:

  1. YOU r awesome...a canvas, brush....just do it! For your next one...paint the side edges as if they were part of the painting...then u don't need a frame! Also....did I see 2 small "bird" statues on a tray...in the 2nd pic.? I LOVE BIRDS NOW! you're just cool......xo ")

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    1. They are actually antique salt and pepper shakers. There is one bird, it's white and holds creamer.

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  2. Wow, I think it fits perfectly and it transforms the entire gallery wall! Beautiful job :)

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  3. Love how it turned out! It fits in perfectly with the rest of the art on the wall!
    I nominated you for the Liebster Award, come check it out if you want to pass it on!
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  4. Hello. :) Stumbled across your blog today via Hope Studios. I love gallery walls and I particularly LOVE your gallery wall of black frames next to the TV in your NC House. Lovely. I am your newest follower. Feel free to follow back @toddlindsey.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the follow! I'm slowly working on the gallery wall here at the new house. It's a lot of fun to do!

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  5. Nice - love this. I like how you were brave enough to try something new. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime.

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  6. I LOVE how this turned out! Conratss. I might have to copy it someday!

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  7. It is really very nice piece of art and the painter is really mind blowing with canvas brush

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  8. love this!! so easy I could even do it!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday! Can't wait to see what you have to share tomorrow

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  9. This is really an amazing wall art, thanks for sharing this great post...


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