March #StyleWise DIY Artwork

For this months #Stylewise post I decided to have a go at some DIY Art.
I had a large white canvas that I used to use to take photographs of items on for my businesses.  Its sat behind a cupboard for the last 6 months.  After picking the brains of the art teacher at school I discovered that Acrylic paints would be best so picked a few colours up on a trip to the shops.

I’m no artist, can’t even draw a stick man so I had already decided it would be a bit of an abstract piece! ohhhh to put that first brush stroke on the canvas…..

But first to mix up the paint.  I wanted various blues and whites to hopefully bring together the colours I am introducing into the bedroom when I make it over.

OK Hubby, you make the first mark please.  Ohh yes, nice colour.

A bit this way, a bit that way.  Layer on some texture (is this how proper artists do it ? ) doubt it.

Mix a bit more paint up.  Swish it this way, swish it that way.

Some nice white flashes.  Are we done yet ?  Yes think so, no just a bit more there and a bit more over here.

Done now.

Steps back……  Bit more over here, ohh don’t like that, bit more here.  See its knowing when to stop !





  1. Sian To
    March 31, 2015 / 5:24 pm

    LOVE it. I'm trying to open less time online right now and more time being creative. I'd hang this on my wall.

    • karen jones
      March 31, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      Totally agree lovely Sian. Think many of us spend too much time online. Ta for your kind comments about my "work" ha xx

  2. karen walshe
    March 31, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    I LOVE it Karen – it looks gorgeous 🙂 Perfect finishing touch x

    • karen jones
      March 31, 2015 / 6:51 pm

      Ahh thank you Karen, coming from someone as talented as you that is praise indeed xx

  3. Kelly Innes
    March 31, 2015 / 8:47 pm

    That is lovely! I did something similar years ago when DH and I first moved in together and had no money for artwork! I'm tempted to get the paints out again!

    • karen jones
      April 1, 2015 / 8:37 am

      You should Kelly, Hubby and I really enjoyed doing it. I think more are planned x

  4. Janet Hinchliffe
    April 1, 2015 / 7:16 am

    Simply beautiful…… there no end to your talents!😊

    • karen jones
      April 1, 2015 / 8:38 am

      Ha! Seems not Janet, shame we can't turn our talents into a huge money making business x

  5. Olga Deeva
    April 19, 2015 / 6:31 am

    Oh, it's amazing! Thanks fot sharing the idea!Have creative week!

    • karen jones
      April 26, 2015 / 3:49 pm

      Thank you Olga I was pretty impressed with myself ! ha x Thaks for dropping by x

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