Saturday, December 17, 2011

Umbrella Girl

When I joined Pinterest a few months ago, one of the first things I pinned was this piece of art. Since I couldn't afford it the yellow in the painting didn't fit with my existing decor, I tried to recreate it using colors I have in my dining room.

The original painting was done with a palette knife, which was beyond intimidating. I asked the art teacher at my work for some help, and this is what was created:

I love it. Since it's semi-abstract, it's very forgiving with my beginner painting skills.

I framed it in a frame identical to the one I used for the doilies, so it matches without being too matchy.

This gives me motivation to stop just pinning and start doing!


  1. It looks great! I also love the framed doilies.

  2. this is lovely I'd love you to add this to my What We Wore and Made link party over at

  3. You did a wonderful job with the painting! You do not look like a beginner!!!