DIY Large Scaled Art

INSIDE : Learn how to make easy DIY Large Scale Art for any room in your home! Added bonus painting your own large art piece is SO affordable.

Large Scale 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 much 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.

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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

What supplies do I need to make large scale artwork?

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!!

How do I actually make large scale artwork?

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 paint 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.

Learn the steps of how to make easy DIY Large Scale 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

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Coral Red Abstract Artwork

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How to Paint Large Scaled Abstract Art

How to Paint Large Scaled Abstract Art

Learn how to make easy DIY Large Scale Art for any room in your home! Added bonus painting your own large art piece is SO affordable.

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. Grab a medium sized paint brush and the most bold paint color you are going to use (a vibrant brick red) and about 2/3 of the way down the canvas, paint a big organic swoosh.
  2. Then, using your biggest paint brush and loaded up a melon orange color. Layer that color on the bottom side of your initial swoosh.
  3. To keep the bottom of the art heavier feeling than the top, keep the brush strokes lighter on the top.
  4. Fill the bottom of your swoosh in more with various colors. I added coral, cream, pinks and melon orange.
  5. After the color portion of your is dry, you can add some simple patterns to the bottom of the canvas with a small paint brush and black paint.

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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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