I am such a nautical/ocean/beach theme lover. If I can somehow incorporate beach decor into a room I will. Seriously almost every room in our house has something seahorse related in it because I am seahorse obsessed. Bathrooms, dining room, living room, front porch – you name it. Not even ashamed.
A wall in our living room was in need of some art. Nothing huge, just a simple painting. We have some framed prints that we took ourselves, and some we got from Minted on one wall, and they’re all beach themed so I thought I’d stick with that theme and color scheme. I used this long canvas I got at Michaels for less than $5. I also used Martha Stewart acrylic paints, you can use whatever you have on hand like I did. I used all different shades of blue – so use whatever shades of blue you like. I also used brown and white to get the tan sandy colors at the bottom of the painting.
To start out I did the sky – two very light shades of blue close in color so that they “blend” together. You can use a bare paintbrush to brush between the colors to blend them a bit also.
After your sky is done, I moved onto the darker and brighter colors. These were a bit more challenging to blend together, but nothing too hard. Again, just use a bare paint brush to blend the colors in together a bit. To add some texture, add thicker strokes of a color onto the canvas like below… To get the greenish blue color above the sand, I used some green and blue. And when you get to the sand, paint it all a light tan color, and then add a bit more brown toward the bottom to give it some depth. I added some flowy strokes of an even lighter brown at the bottom of the water to create a waves effect.
And to top it all off I added a little sailboat in the distance! If you love how yours looks without the sailboat, then hey leave it as is! Still looks great. Here’s my final version…
Totally loving the outcome, it really adds so much color to our living room which is also awesome.
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