I would not consider myself an artist, but I can be pretty crafty.
I needed a large piece of art to hand up in our entry way, but I couldn't really find anything that I really liked. You know what that means...time to make it myself. I chose to keep it simple. I used colors that were all somewhat similar and just started painting. Don't be afraid of paint. You can just keep painting until you get the look you want. It really is pretty simple.