Posts tagged ‘Acrylic’

June 22, 2015

Painting with my friend

My friend and I have both been on a painting, arts, crafts, and sewing kick, so she asked me to teach her how to paint. After searching through the Pin boards, she finally picked something similar to this painting, so we got together. It was so fun painting with someone else for a change, because usually it’s such an isolated process.

Here’s what we learned:

Branches are harder to paint than they look.

So is drawing the beak.

I have too many bird paintings, so I drew an owl instead. I love it! What are you guys planning to paint?

June 17, 2015

Underwater Sea Turtle Acrylic Painting


I told you I’ve been bit by the painting bug! Here’s one of my favorite paintings so far, and I love it so much I don’t even want to part with it, but I’m seriously running out of space. I realize I’ve been doing a lot of silhouette paintings lately, but I love the way the black images pop against a bright color.

Want to make your own? Of course I made a video tutorial:

I mentioned this in the video’s description, but this was inspired by an art class taught by PaintNite. I’ve never attended a PaintNite class before. I just thought the image was cute so I decided to give my own stab at it. I love turtles. I actually had a few growing up. (Unfortunately they all died. I know. Sad face. One of my baby turtles that I bought in China Town still lives with my mom in Georgia. It started off the size of a quarter, and is now the size of her hand! Pretty cool. Yes, I realize the irony of the fact that the only surviving turtle I ever had was one I didn’t raise myself.)

I love that the seafoam/aqua undertones in the painting matches almost perfectly with my mail organizer. I didn’t even do it on purpose! Thus it has earned a permanent spot at the entrance of my home.


June 16, 2015

Sunset Tree Silhouette Acrylic Painting


I’ve been bit by the painting bug. All I want to do is paint! So I made a tutorial on this lovely sunset tree silhouette acrylic painting. Wow, what a mouthful.

Don’t you love the cute mail organizer? I’ve been searching for one for so long. When I finally saw this one at Marshalls for about $20, my friend was like “Just buy it!” and I was like “Okay!”

See the video tutorial to make your own. It’s super easy!

I’m excited to share this video because I asked my sister, Vy, to make a jingle for my tutorials. She did an amazing job. It’s upbeat and cute, and I love it. Goes perfectly with all my fast-paced how-to’s. I’m trying to convince her to come up with some more. 😉 She has her own YouTube, so check out some of her Vietnamese musical covers.

If you’re feeling lazy though, I’m also selling it on Etsy here. I love my paintings, but I really want to share them, and it’d be awesome to know it’s hanging up in someone’s home for them to smile at when they get home. Also, I have been painting so much! I need to make room for my other creations.

You can see it’s still kind of wet in the next picture:


I’ve got so many new projects coming up. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel for some more awesome tutorials coming up. Summer is coming, so I’m looking forward to making cute, floral dresses, upfashioned shorts, and beach-y things. Seriously, it’s my favorite season and since I’m back in sunny California now, I can’t wait to sew some lovely summery clothes to complement the weather. Happy creating!