Painting Session

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've been looking for some more artwork for our living room for quite sometime, most of artwork Mr. CLH and I agreed on was way to pricey for our pocketbook. So I decided to do a painting. I haven't painted in a few years and thought this would be a good testing the waters project for me. I usually paint with oil paint, however it can takes days and days for oil paint to dry and its messy to clean up. So for this painting decided to Oil Paints cousin Acrylic paints they dry super fast and the colors mix effortlessly.

When my painting is all done, I hope it invokes a sense of power, beauty and calm. Hopefully this testing the waters painting will get me painting more often. I'll have to share one of my favorite paintings I've done soon.

For the painting I used The Artist's Canvas 24x36 available at Micheal's Craft Store. I like using the artist style canvas because they are are gallery style and all the staples are hidden. Next to my canvas is another painting I'm working on.

I keep all my brushes in a simple 'flower pot' style glass vase

I bought a simple set of 24 Acrylic paints made by Reeves

I always pull out the colors I plan on using for the painting, making sure I like how the colors flow before beginning.

Shades of blue

The best part of painting is when everything wet, it makes it easier for me to manipulate the layer of colors easier.

I don't use a easel, I place my paintings on my lap { under my drawing board } or on the floor and work over the painting

I'll share the entire painting after its completed and hanging in our living room. On a side note, I forgot how relaxing painting is for me. What do you enjoy doing that helps relax you?



  1. Oh my goodness! I can't wait to see. You've inspired me to try painting this spring (as if I need something else to do). As far as relaxation, I love to decorate!

  2. I can't wait to see the finished painting! I know it's going to look great!

    BTW, thanks for the tip on

    I found a fabric that I've been looking at from JoAnns for a lot less!

  3. All the bright colours look great already. I have several of my kid's canvases around. I love looking at art that has a personal memory.
    Looking forward to the reveal,

  4. Very inspiring! I'm thinking about doing some of these for my own house, I can't wait to see how yours turn out!

  5. I love where this is going! I was just in Michael's looking at a HUGE canvas on Sunday--i used to do small paintings a few years ago, but haven't in years, so i might have to get back into it. Can't wait to see your creation!

  6. Dayka - I like where the paiting is heading, its so hard for me to share my own art - its so personal, and what if someone doesn't 'get it'

    I say take the plunge and get that large canvas! I got mine at 40% off

    Amanda - again take the plunge!

  7. i have some canvas sitting around...inspire me please!

  8. I always love orignal art better than store bought!

  9. Oh I wish that I could paint! What you started looks beautiful and I can't wait to see it all come together. How did you learn?

  10. Jenny - I've taken some art classes and have been drawing since I was a kid 5 or 6 - I self taught myself how to paint, just bought a painting book and learned how to mix colors etc..

  11. How beautiful and serene! If you do a tutorial, I might have to use this for our master bath. I've been thinking about what art that you might find at a spa that I could incorporate in our master bath, and this totally fits the bill. I'm starting to wonder if there's anything that you're not good at. ;)

  12. You are so talented! Can't wait to see the finish product!

  13. Hi! I just found your blog and I love it already! I have a soft spot for bloggers who enjoy painting and art in general :) Can't wait to see!

  14. Just by looking at those lovely blues, I can't wait to see the finished painting! I have a feeling I'll be very inspired by it. It's so nice to have artwork with meaning behind it.


Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! Best, Katrina

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