I paint in watercolor and have only dabbled with acrylics on canvas. Seeing one of my watercolors blown up and printed on canvas is really exciting. It adds another layer of interest to the painting. A few steps away you see the ocean and the waves. When you step closer you see the brushstrokes.
The design of my home is, not surprisingly, very beachy. So this canvas, Blue Wave #11, fits right in. Next up to select a few of my square ocean paintings, have them printed on canvas, and hang them side by side.
All the paintings in my shop are available as Giclee art prints on gallery wrapped canvas. Take a look at shop.eileenmckenna.com.
It’s not surprising – considering my love for the beach – that my house has a beachy vibe. If you’d like to add a coastal feeling to your home here are some ideas:
- Use light neutral paint colors. My walls are off white and light gray. Moldings are white.
- Sand beneath your feet – but not literally. My area rugs are sand colored and textured.
- A view of the ocean. We all can’t have a priceless view, but we can make up for it by displaying a seascape. Order a print of Blue Wave #11 (displayed above) now by clicking here.
- Introduce pops of blues and greens. I have a turquoise coffee table, pillows, a lamp, and other accessories.
- Display your collections of shells, beach pebbles, and driftwood. Glass jars work great.
- Buy beachy accessories – a lighthouse, a crane, whale, whatever!
Prints of my watercolor beach paintings are now for sale at shop.eileenmckenna.com. Take a peek!
For links to Beachy DIY projects visit: