Painting Outside My Comfort Zone

I enjoy playing with colours, and paints especially, but I'm not an artist by any stretch.

On the March Break I decided to step out of my comfort zone of painting walls and furniture and try something different. I ended up spending a pleasant hour attempting to paint a beach scene on a little canvas. The colours in this photo are looking a bit darker than in real life, and I should probably lighten the sand a bit, but it was fun to create. One of those things that looks better at a distance lol, but I'm glad I tried it. The pair of small canvases were $1. Have you created something outside of your 'comfort zone' lately?

I'm sharing this at a bunch of great parties. Hope you get a chance to stop by.


  1. I'm impressed! I think it looks great-love the colors! :)

  2. I have always thought it would be wonderful to be an artist. I would love to be able to draw or paint.

    I think your ocean is just beautiful.

  3. LOVE the ocean, the sand, your creative juices flowing!


  4. Your painting is marvelous. So darn cute:)and I knew right away what it was.

  5. I think you did a great job for your first attempt. Now frame and hang it in a place of prominence!

    Have a blessed Easter.


  6. That painting is really pretty! It's fun to try new things - it always gives me a new enthusiasm for creating to try something new or do something different from the normal :)

  7. Elizabeth
    Happy Easter to you and your family!!

    Great inspiration!!!


  8. beautiful & bright. love!! i try to get there. but some times that "comfort zone" pulls me back in. try to get that foot wet though. ( :

    Happy Easter!!

  9. Great first attempt! The colors you used are my FAVORITE! Stay on the artist's path and see what opens up to you...

  10. It looks really great and I love the colours that you used!

  11. How fun to paint! I think it looks great! Pretty colors!


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