1. A great pop of color!
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no? πŸ™‚

  2. What a fun project! I love all the pretty colors, and I’m always looking for inexpensive wall art! Also, thanks for linking up to Frugalicious Friday!

  3. it’s anice little happy spring touch! love the colors! and welcome back! i love summer fun like that, and i even somewhat like country music. and i like my moles. they all have grown on me, and are painful to take away. πŸ˜‰

    1. Yup, this is my kind of summer fun!
      LOL, where do kids come up with this stuff? Both him and I have lots of moles πŸ˜‰

  4. Perfection!!! Makes me smile and looks like you paid a lot for them!
    I’m so happy you had a great vacay, and I’m w/ you on the country music…I just can’t seem to wrap my heart around it! xoxo (love what your son said!)
    Welcome back!

  5. Laughing at the country music mole quote. I for one, LOVE COUNTRY. =) The artwork looks great. I love the pop of color in the room. Your living room is just too adorable! I love it.

    1. Thanks!
      And I had to laugh at it too! It’s a good one, especially since we both have lots of moles.

  6. Those are beautiful! I have seen a few different versions of those and yours came out beautiful! I love the colors you used together. Also, where did you get your couches pictured above? I am in the market for one and am having a hard time finding one I love (that’s not way too expensive)!

  7. Glad you had a nice vacation….and stayed away from the electronics! That would have been a little difficult for you!

    Cute and simple DIY artwork!

  8. Iove love love it Julia!!! So easy and so pretty. I think I may have to give it a try. I have a lonely corner that needs a pick me up. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks Shavonda! I loved them too until I saw Kristen’s (Hunted Interiors) art this morning LOL. DId you check hers out? So fabulous!

  9. Schön das du einen tollen Urlaub hattest!
    Die kleinen Bilder sind toll, das Gold mit dem Rosa ist wirklich hübsch, passte cht gut in den Raum!
    Wozu teuer Geld ausgeben, wenn man es selber kann, ne?;)

  10. Thanks Kristin! And yes vacation was super fun but I’m exhausted today πŸ˜‰

  11. My goodness Julia, you are so good!! I mean you took a simple technique and created a beautiful piece of artwork for your home. Did I mention how much I love it!

  12. Come hang with me for a while and I will get you loving country music! I am a country girl through and through.

    I love those paintings. Before I read what you wrote (I always look at pics first and then go back and read), i totally thought Cocoa and Hearts, and then you mentioned that was your inspiration…so…I would say goal ACHIEVED!

    1. LOL, I doubt that I can be turned into a country loving girl. Believe me our VA friends try every year πŸ˜‰
      And I do the same, look at pictures first and then read πŸ˜‰

  13. OMG! I am so so so glad that you posted this. This is what I want to do in my living room. Thank you so much for the tutorial! πŸ™‚ I will be using it!

  14. I believe we gather ideas all the time… so no, they are not copied from anyone. They are YOU’RE own original paintings. I personally think you ought to sign them each. Then make a cute indiscreet tag and number, name and price each one. I would say at least $500 per painting.

  15. It’s amazing how something so simple can look so mod and hip. Great addition to an already beautiful room.

    Glad you had fun on your vacay, Julia!

  16. I love it Julia! so pretty and bright, love those colors; pretty and chic! πŸ™‚ I’ve been wanting to do a Super big one for my living room in black and blue but I don’t think it would look great! πŸ™‚ & happy you had a great vacation with your family too! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Ingrid!
      You should just give it a try. You never know…you might come up with a master piece πŸ˜‰

  17. LOVE! What a great way to add color…and it’s cheap too (my favorite)! Sometimes you gotta borrow someone else’s project. You’re using different colors, and not copying stroke-for-stroke, plus you gave credit to original blogger too, which is more than what some people would do. They look great!

  18. It’s good to get away and no country music for me either:)
    This is a nice little update.. They add such a nice pop of color to your living room!

    I would not worry about the copying thing.. Isn’t that what blogs are all about? Sharing and inspiring??

  19. Anneke at This, That and Life says:

    I love that art too ~ you did a beautiful job making it your own!

  20. Love this idea and how it gives your living room a sweet pop of color. I am beginning to tire of my completely neutral living room and this project would be a great addition! And I’m with you on the pet sitter thing- I hate kenneling my dogs and really wish I could find someone to stay at my house since my sister moved to Chicago!

    1. It always helps having a vet in the family who knows reliable young vet technicians who don’t mind making a few bucks and staying at our house!
      And thanks Sarah!

  21. I adore these paintings! They are beautiful! I did 2 very similar to these on tiny canvases I had laying around…and hopefully I’ll get around to hanging them in our gallery hallway one day soon!

  22. Goodwill has an app???? Thank you for this golden nugget of information!!! πŸ˜‰ The paintings are fab and I love the pop of color they bring in! Looks great! Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

  23. My middle daughter is a BIG country music fan and wishes she lived somewhere that she could meet and marry a cowboy. I dont’ think she get far with that living in San Diego. I have been messing around with my acrylic paints as well. I want to do a large abstract for my studio, and honestly getting those brush strokes down and just walking away is what is really hard. I want everything to be perfect which it isn’t suppose to be in abstract. I told my youngest daughter today that I was trying to paint abstract art and she said “oh that is the easiest art to paint. A lady one $250,000 for one of her paintings in a contest and it turned out her kindergartner did it” Oh gee, thanks for the encouragement. lol Yours are perfect, I LOVE them!

  24. How have I not found you until now?? Gorgeous!! And I loooove your living room! What color are the walls? Though if we’re going to be honest here, I’m gonna see if I can track them down elsewhere on your blog right now anyway.

    1. Thanks so much!
      In my living room I have Seashell Gray 4003-1A by Valspar

  25. Just found your blog and I’m in love! I also adore the DIY brush stroke paintings.
    Sarah xo

  26. I hope you see this! I wonder how you get your brush stroke to have that fade away effect? And how do you make them perfectly square within the frame? I taped around my canvas so my brush strokes look very harsh. You and Jen from MBG make it look so effortless!

    This project is def. not as easy as I hoped :(.

    1. I’m sorry that you don’t think it’s easy.To me it was very easy and fast. The fade away effect is all in lifting the brush slightly at the end. Taping it off won’t work for sure. Mine aren’t perfectly centered either. It’s just eyeballed. It’s one of those projects that won’t be perfect.
      Sorry again.

  27. Hello! I realize this was written nearly two years ago, but I was wondering if it would be possible for you to list some of the names/brands of the colors you used for the paintings? I love them even more than the Cocoa & Hearts paintings, and would like to reproduce yours as closely as possible. Thank you!

    1. Oh my gosh thank you so much. I mostly use liquitex or any other acrylic paint sold at the crafts tore but I mix the colors to what I like. So I can’t list specific colors that I used. I’m so sorry about that.

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