I love to paint. However, with all the demands of being a mom and teaching, I often find it hard to find time for painting. Well, if you’re super busy like me and are looking for a quick way to get your artistic juices flowing, here’s a super easy and fun DIY painting tutorial on how you can paint your own ocean scene in about 15 minutes. This allows you to create your own painting in no time at all, and still accomplish all of the other things on your to do list. 🙂
This DIY painting does involve blending and mixing a couple of the Studio 71 paints together. If you don’t have a lot of practice blending, try mixing some of the colors before hand to get a feel for the colors you want and how the paints feels. You can practice on paper plates. I find that sometimes they’re the easiest to use and they also make clean up a breeze. Okay, let’s see just how easy and simple this is to create.
Ocean Scene DIY Painting Supplies:
- Darice Studio 71 Primed 16 x 20 Canvas.
- Darice Studio 71 Acrylic Paints (I used Cerulean Blue, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Bright Aqua Green, Brown and Cream).
- Darice Studio 71 Bentle Fan Brush.
- Paper Plates.
As you can see here, I worked with one paper plate and kept blending my colors. You want to work quickly so the colors blend together and create a nice gradation from one color to the next. I also used this fan brush because it works best when creating the gradation and doesn’t require using a ton of paint.
Step 3. For the ocean, I used the ultramarine blue and painted a band of color.
Step 4. Mixing the ultramarine blue with the bright aqua green, I created another gradation into white. At the bottom, I used a little brown and cream and mixed it with the white to create the sand of the ocean.
There you have your DIY painting! Fun, simple, and easy. All you’re doing is blending some colors and painting horizontal lines.
This is a great way to experiment with paints and color blending to create a beautiful ocean painting that is sure to impress all of your friends and guests when they come over. Not to mention, you’ll make your room look nice and relaxing. If you’re ready to attempt another DIY painting project, this one a little more challenging, try this DIY wall art birch tree painting.
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Melanie Artz is a Mom, an artist, an Art Educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at ArtzyCreations.com.