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?


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. 


  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 the 2nd pic.? I LOVE BIRDS NOW! you're just cool......xo ")

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

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

  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!

  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

    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!

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

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

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

  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

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


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