7.16.2013

DIY Large Abstract Canvas

 Well guys, I said I would, and I did!
Last week I discussed how my beloved gold perfume prints felt out of scale above my couch. I either needed to add a third one, or do something large and abstract. I decided to go large and abstract, and I had so much fun painting this huge canvas (2'x4'). I didn't do any planning, just kind of put brush to canvas and let myself go.
If you're planning on trying this yourself my tips are: 1. Don't overthink it. 2. Stand back every once in awhile to see where you need more. 3. Choose a color scheme that will compliment your space.
I am so happy with the final result!
What do you think? Love or hate?
xox
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20 comments:

Brittany Liljeqvist said...[Reply]

LOVE!! I'm about to paint some art for my living room today as well :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...[Reply]

Love it, good for you!

Lady Indo said...[Reply]

It looks great :) Definitely compliments your living room space and looks professionally made, haha :)

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Amy {Cupcakes+Couture} said...[Reply]

absolutely love! the colors are amazing it and it fits your room perfectly.

Hollie Cooper said...[Reply]

Love it - great piece!
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jackie jade said...[Reply]

love how this turned out! i just bought some paint and canvases because i wanted some larger scale art too (that would be affordable). i can't wait to work on it!
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...[Reply]

It's gorgeous!

Christine Dovey said...[Reply]

Well done my dear- it's gorgeous!!!!

Julia Konya said...[Reply]

Yay, you did it and I love it!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...[Reply]

Looking good girl! I bought some canvases like a month ago and have yet to do a thing to them. Half tempted to hang em up blank!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...[Reply]

lovely!!! Such a great job!! you are so talented!! Your home is looking beautiful!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...[Reply]

Great job, I love the inner artist coming out! Everyone should give it a try- how rewarding and great colors!
xo Nancy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...[Reply]

I think it looks totally legit - not DIY at all. Beautiful!!

Lesley Metcalfe said...[Reply]

Love!

Kay Kissinger said...[Reply]

I love DIY I have gotten really into redoing my house so I have been trying to get inspired. I want to do something to dress up Spiral Stairs because they are plain black metal. I am thinking I want to use black as an accent color to tie them into the room better.

Lexi said...[Reply]

I totally love this and have to try my hand at this, stat! So cool!
xx lexi @ glitter, inc.

Brandi said...[Reply]

Such a beautiful painting! You can officially call yourself an Artist!!!

Nuha said...[Reply]

you did an amazing job! love it!

ava said...[Reply]

I was reading "Flea Market Find: Staffordshire Dogs", and that canvas grabbed my attention. Good thing I kept on scrolling down, whoala- find your DIY post. Thanks for sharing!

Tashieka McTaggart said...[Reply]

Pretty! Can you paint one for me?