Normally I think of myself as a pretty creative person. I grabbed that canvas thinking I could make my own DIY art, I mean it can't be that hard, right? I've seen other people do their own versions of art, and I could always channel my inner Jackson Pollack and splatter some paint all over it.
Just for giggles I'll show you my painting process. This is what I started with
I started my DIY project by covering the whole canvas with Zinsser primer. Because I had no clue what I was capable of I wanted to keep this project within my $0 budget, so I used everything that I had at home already.
I forgot to take a photo of the plain white canvas I started with so just imagine it looked something like this
At this point it's where things got a little fuzzy. I must have painted close to 50 different layers on this canvas. I kept it propped up on my family room for about a week and every night I would come home from work and paint something different.
I guess you could think of it as pretty cheap therapy. On days where I was tired or cranky my art was pretty dark with a lot of navy blues and on days where it was sunny and I was happy there were lots of whites and pastels.
I was so into painting I totally forgot to take photos of all the different versions I came up with, but here are a few
After the above version I must have had 20 more, but was lost in what I was doing and totally spaced on photos.
Here is what I ended up settling with
In hindsight I probably should have stopped a few versions back, because I did like some of the other paintings I had done. But that's what happens when you don't step away from the paintbrush.
In the end I'm pretty sure I should leave the art to the pros and put my painting skills to use on some craigslist furniture. But for now, I have this to look at...
...till I decide to paint over it again.