My first wall art – A step-by-step guide to using acrylic paints
How it started…
I hope you like the step-by-step guide on how I made my first wall art using Arteza acrylic craft paints.
Here I have added a little bit about me and the journey before I was brave enough to put this on my wall!
I’ve dabbled with art my whole life. I particularly enjoyed drawing when I was younger and moved on to painting as I got older.
In 2018 I felt quite low, everyone said you need to exercise, eat well, talk about it etc etc. I didn’t feel like doing any of these things.
A post on Facebook about an informal art class just around the corner from me caught my eye. The lady was looking for people to attend, to share ideas and have a quiet space to try new things and that all levels of ability were welcome.
I hadn’t ever trained in art, it has always been a hobby, something I have found relaxing, the class was the very next day, so I messaged her and went along.
Meeting new people
Off I went with just some pencils, a sketchbook and no idea what I was going to do when I got there.
There were only three of us on that first day, Jacqui who was hosting and decided not to create, she just introduced herself and we chatted about the art we like and life in general.
Jacqui’s work is varied, bold and beautiful. I shared my insecurities about creating art and she encouraged me to be brave and try new things.
Another lady who attended was also clearly very experienced in art, I was intrigued but at the same time intimidated by her skill. She was creating a beautiful watercolour pheasant and I was amazed by her technique.
I had never tried watercolour as it looked quite unpredictable, she and Jacqui went through some basics with me, the lady let me borrow a small watercolour travel palette and suggested I ‘just give it a go’.
And so I did, and this was the start of my journey.
Since then I have tried different mediums, I even had a commission for safari animals for a friend’s little boy’s bedroom and created a beautiful oil painting from a photograph. All of which I am really proud of.
I’d thought about creating some art for my own home but never had the confidence to display something I created myself. I had seen similar art online where a scene was made using two or more canvasses and I absolutely love trees. This was the inspiration behind creating the first piece of art I was happy enough to display at home.
As well as art I am also training to be a journalist, one of the units of the course is Video Journalism, in order to practice my video editing skills, I documented making the wall art.
I hope you enjoy the step-by-step video guide to making wall art using acrylic paint.
You can see more of my creations here.
Julia – Arts It All About