Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thyme to show you a childs table and chair set I painted using John Sliney designs


I purchased this 
unfinished wood 
table and chair
and
decided to paint 
a
JOHN SLINEY DESIGN
on it


My main inspiration for this project 
was
 a design
by
John Sliney 
called

JORDAN GOES TO SCHOOL

The design can be found in the book

A ROAD TO SALTBOX MEMORIES

I used other designs 
by
John Sliney
 as
 inspiration to complete this project


Winter Blue, Titanium White, Lamp Black, Burnt Umber, Antique Gold, Sand, Buttermilk, Light Hauser green, Medium Hauser Green, Dark Hauser green, Plantation Pine, Rockwood Red, Midnight Blue, French Grey Blue, Light French Grey Blue, Slate Grey


I used painter's tape to create the border around my table
I painted it
Lamp Black


I re-applied painters tape to the border once the
 Lamp Black
was dry
so that I could start working on the center of the table

I painted the center of the table 
Winter Blue
and
Hauser Light Green


I transferred the design
using
graphite paper


transferring church design


I wanted the design to go all around the table

Here I am adding some shading for the hills



Painting the trees
and
school house



Adding the first house
 and
some sheep



I keep a small blow dryer handy 
to 
dry the paint more quickly
I use the largest possible brush always 
for 
my shading
which is a 1" flat brush
I also have on hand several size mop brushes


Lots of sheep!



Painting the flag









I added the alphabet to the boder using white graphite paper
I painted the lettering
with
Titanium White
It gives the appearance of chalk
 on a
chalk board.


I added some apples also!


Continuing to paint the houses 
and 
white picket fences.
Adding some clouds in the sky!


The lettering is done 
NOW
to finish all the apples! 



Now to paint the chairs!


I painted the seat
and
back of the chair
with 
Lamp Black
so it would resemble
a
chalkboard







After all my pieces were painted
 I gave them several coats
of

Americana Decor
Soft Touch Varnish

DecoArt 
provided me with the paint
 to complete this project as part of its 
Helping Artist Program
 and
Blogger Outreach Programs

Thank you Deco Art!!!
You can read
 my 
Blogger Profile



I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint this piece!


Happy Painting!

Lynn

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thyme for SANDY FEET!


 It's 
SUMMER THYME 
on 
Cape Cod!



Step into my 
STUDIO 
and 
see what I've been working on!




I have to admit that after the long winter we had in 
NEW ENGLAND
now
 that 
SUMMER 
has arrived 
I am spending more thyme oustside than in my 
STUDIO

I wanted to show you a fast easy project I designed
to add to my summer seasonal decor



My Pallette 



Grape Juice, Wisteria, Bahama Blue, Sea Breeze, Bluegrass Green, Indian Turquoise, Desert Turquoise, Royal Fushia, Tangerine, Citron Green, Lamp Black , Titanium White



I drew up a pattern for LARGE flip flops measuring 22" tall
I cut and sanded my wood
then sealed it using



Now the fun!!! Painting my flip flops!!!! 
The color combinations are endless!



I was having a summer thyme luncheon at my house
 for several girlfriends
 and 
wanted to send them home with a gift 
so I made several of these!


Some of my 
FAVORITE 
color combinations!











I used several coats of
to finish my sandals so they could be hung outside

I added saw tooth hangers to the backs of the sandals



This was a FUN project too work on!

provided 
me with the paints to complete this project 
as part of their
Blogger Outreach Program
and
Helping Artist Program
Thank you DecoArt!!!


You can view my 
Blogger Profile 


I hope you have enjoyed seeing what I have been working on!




Happy Painting Lynn!









Sunday, July 5, 2015

It's thyme to show you a piece called Boston Harbor

Today I would like to show you a design 
that I painted called
Boston Harbor


This design 
is by
Rebecca Trimble
and
can be found in her book
Rebecca's Collections

I enlarged this design to 33" x 24"


My pallette for this project


Antiques green, Antique White, Asphaltum, Black Plum, Blue Grey Mist, Burnt Sienna, Cadium Yellow, Camel, Celery Green, Lamp Black, Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Light French Blue, Milk Chocolate, Mississippi Mud, Neutral Grey, Plantation Pine, Raw Sienna, Rockwood Red, Soft Black, Titanium White, Uniform Blue



Base coating the back ground






Adding trees and shrubs










I always like to take a step back 
from my work to see how it looks 
from a distance


Starting the lighthouse 


As I was painting the lighthouse 
I was not really sure I liked the stones on it




 I decided to stop painting the lighthouse for the moment
and
proceeded to paint the house in front of it


I then realized that the stones appeared too large on the lighthouse

Above
is the
 BEFORE 
picture 
of the 
lighthouse


I repainted the lighthouse
because
I felt that the stones appeared too large
for
the size of the lighthouse
I was pleased with the lighhouse
AFTER
re-doing it
What do you think?


I also worked on the large trees in the distance
 to allow some light
to shine thru


Time to paint the houses




As I was painting the houses
 it appeared like they were in the water
so I changed the shoreline



I used
DecoArt Dura Clear Matte Varnish 
to
seal my piece

(In this photo you can better see the changes I made to the shoreline)



My husband made the frame for my
Boston Harbor 
piece


I used 
 Chalky finish 
to 
paint my frame
The color I used 
was 
Carbon

I sealed my frame 
with
Americana Decor


Deco Art provided me with the paints to complete this project as
part of their 
Helping Artist Program
Thank you DecoArt!

You can read my blogger profile


I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint

Boston Harbor



Happy Painting!

Lynn