Disclaimer: I do not consider myself an visual artist. I'm not even claiming this looks really great. But it's a starting point for those of us who may want to pick up a paintbrush and try something. I'm not pretending to know more than I do. So please, please do not keep calling me Picasso. It's embarrasing. Call me Monet-rin. MonErin.
Step 1 (Optional): Find an inspiration painting. Don't feel like it has to be a replica! It doesn't. I chose this guy, as a practice for my bedroom painting:
|from designer Leslie Strauss via decorpad|
If anyone knows how I can credit the artist above, please let me know.
Step 2: Paint your canvas the background color of your choice. Mine was used for testing paint colors for the bedroom, so I just kept it as-is.
Step 3: Start layering with your primary "foreground" color.
Step 4 Add more pops of color, a little at a time.
|How to Make a DIY Abstract Painting :)|
Step 6: Enjoy your work!
The biggest thing I learned was it's a lot more fun if you're not too critical of yourself. Have fun and enjoy it.
Have you tried DIY art of some king, painting or otherwise? Were you pleased with the outcome? Did you learn anything from the experience? Or would you rather just buy something?