Friday, June 8, 2012

Painting 101

I tried to paint you a picture,
The colors were all wrong,
Black and white didn't fit you...

*Cues song One Republic- All We Are*

I originally planned to get some acrylics, brushes, canvas, a nice frame, and do a 'modern, anything can be art' kind of artwork to decorate my room with. But even those required something more skilled, more eye pleasing. When I walked pass the craft section, I decided maybe I should get a warmup start. Then I saw Paint by Numbers, I instantly felt like a kid again. For ages 8+, this can't really go wrong. And I'm glad to say I developed the patience, detailed handiwork, and mixing-colors ability that I needed (probably more than an 8 year old). Not to mention it's a fun pass time (time goes by super fast doing this!) and satisfies your artsier side, even though its painting by the numbers! Who knew? You might just get a little craftier after doing this and do a real art piece before me!

{Made easy with labeled numbers}

{The first finished painting}

{Being a professional and mixing colors on plastic wrap}

{Second one in progress}


  1. gorgeous! xx

  2. You are immensely talented!! I wish I could paint like you!!

    Diary of a Short Girl

  3. these are beautiful!! haha i would have never guessed it was a paint by number! :) can't wait to see the finished product!


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