I happen to love to paint. I think its a release of tension. It spills out any emotion you have building up. It’s simply therapeudic. But what about for the people who think they have no artisitic ability. Well, lucky for the , you don’t need any. There are so many great paintings that are abstract, graphic, or simple. And it can be very easy, and budget friendly, to re-create an artists one of a kind piece. Additionally, any painting that you create yourself will liven up your home with a personal yet beautiful touch.
Let me show you how I do it.
First off, I picked an artist. I happen to love David Bromstad’s work and I think he has a lot of stuff that is very easy to make a recreation of. Here’s his website if you want to choose one of his paintings too.
I chose this one.
So from there, you break out the canvas. If you are a pro at this kind of thing, you could wrap your own, but I just purchase them already made.
*** Another great tip , is if you find something that’s not so pretty at a garage sale or something like that , you could always paint over it with white and then its a brand new canvas. This also goes for if you mess up.
I like to draw out my design first, just to make sure its feasible. Not the prettiest, I know, but just so you get a gist.
Then, I started painting. I started with the color. I outlined first. Either pen, pencil, I used yellow marker, something light. After I outlined, I painted it a solid color. Then I went back with a similar color and I added in the variation to make it a little more interesting. The paint needs to still be wet, and you want it all going the same direction. After that I added in the thin border , again for a little more interest.
Little details make a huge difference in the end product.
I did two, so you can kind of get an idea of some variation, and I really liked them. So here’s a large pink, and a teal flower on a smaller canvas.
Before you do the black, you want the paint to completely dry. Otherwise, if you make a mistake, it will be MUCH harder to fix. And you won’t get the solid black.
Lastly , to make these look extra legit, tag it. I personally had never had my own tag, so I scoured the internet and came up with my own. Check out this post for tagging, but here’s our final products.
To see how I tagged my work, check out this post- Tag your creations!
These paintings look great! Its so easy , anyone can make their own art!