By now, you know I love painting. I find it relaxing and it's a fabulous creative outlet for me, even if I am occasionally unhappy with the results. Plus, with our small budget, right now I can't afford the giant paintings that make me happy, so creating my own art is a way to help make colourful canvases accessible. To help you create your own piece of DIY "art," I have created quite a few DIY art tutorials, which you can see in my DIY Project Gallery.
A lot of readers write in or comment, telling me they would love to try their hand at creating a painting for their space, but are worried about making a mistake or hating the result. I always say: "just try it!" Acrylic paint is wonderfully forgiving and painting over another painting can add depth and dimension. I'm no stranger to a "round two" when it comes to DIY paintings. So relax, enjoy the process and, if you really don't like, paint over it! In this post you can see how I made over a painting I didn't like.
Remember the triangle painting I shamelessly copied? It no longer looks the same! Catch the step by step photos I took while I turned this disappointing art into a pretty abstract I like much better:
Don't be afraid to flip your finished painting upside down or sideways once it's done:
A pretty painting is doable, I promise.