DIY Large Scaled Art

There are times when you need large art for your home… like really large.  But, art can very quickly become very expensive, especially when it’s decently sized.  I did a mini series on How to Make Easy Art and I loved how you all responded to it!  So, I decided to give DIY Large Scaled Art a try this time around and do my best to document the process.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your DwellingThis post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure.

DYD supply list
Large Canvas (mine was 3′ x 4′) | Acrylic Paint | Assorted Paint brushes

Large Scaled Art supplies
Now, I know that beauty is in the eye of the beholder… so I don’t expect for you to love my particular design but hopefully these tips will help you feel more confident to create large scaled art work for your home – in your favorite colors and in your particular style!!

I knew that I wanted to create art with a big pop of color, but still keep it fairly minimal overall.  So with that in mind, I grabbed my paint brush and the most bold color I was going to use, a vibrant brick red and about 2/3 of the way down the canvas, painted a big swoosh.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling
Then, I used my biggest paint brush and loaded up a melon orange color and layered that color on the bottom side of my initial swoosh.

I wanted the bottom to by heavier feeling than the top, so I kept the brush strokes more light on the top.  The bottom of my swoosh I filled in more with various colors.  I added coral, cream, pinks and melon orange.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling
After the color portion of my art was dry, I decided to add some simple patterns to the bottom of the canvas with a small paint brush and black paint.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling
I liked the combination of color and black, against the white canvas.  I think it perfectly met my expectations of minimal and color!

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling

I love how the shades of red, pink, coral help tie in our saltillo tile, leather sofa and the various blush pink accents throughout the living room.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling

It never ceases to amaze me how paint can so drastically change a room.  From the paint you put on a wall, to the art (paint) you add to a space.

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling

Easy to create DIY Large Scaled Art for any room in your home! Delineate Your Dwelling
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7 thoughts on “DIY Large Scaled Art

    1. Thanks Lindsay! I bet you could paint something GORGEOUS! I was so intimidated with a large canvas… but I was happy with my simple little design once I got going.

    1. Aw, thank you Marlene! I was so so worried about it for some reason, but after setting it down a few times to think on it… I finally was really happy with how it turned out. xo

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