Saturday, March 22, 2014

Thyme to paint a unique New England Coastal piece

WEATHER WISE
is a design by 
Cynthia Erekson
that I have painted


My surface was a
Wooden Whale Weathervane
measuring 6 1/2" wide at the base, 14" high
(base , body finial and whale)
The surface and pattern are available 
at


After sealing my surface with
 Americana Multi Purpose Sealer
I then sanded it
and
was ready to paint!

My palette included the following
DecoArt Americana Paints
Dark Chocolate, Colonial Green, Lamp Black, Honey Brown, Desert Turquoise, Whispering Turqoise, Fawn, Paynes Grey, Antique Teal Milk Chocolate, Burnt Sienna, Mustard Seed, Camel , Seaglass and Sand

I am painting this piece as part of the 
DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program

DISCLOSURE:   While I received DecoArt products to complete this post, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own. I often use designs by various artists to paint my pieces, in which case credit is given to the Designer of the pattern.





I also used some 
Americana Dazzling Paints
for 
some wonderful effects!

The whale was done using a silk sponge for texture, then pounced with a sponge dipped in
Americana Dazzling Worn Penney 
which gave it a wonderful "aged patina"



Texture was also added to the base 
by using a mix of 
Honey Brown, Milk Chocolate 
and 
Americana Glazing Medium
along with a graining tool


I applied the mixture with a brush
then pulled my graining tool thru it.


This dries to a hardened texture


The "ball" was painted using Burnt Sienna over Dark Chocoalte pounced in with a brush for added texture.
When dry I dry brushed some 
Americana Dazzling Splendid Gold 
accents.
I then applied more glazing mixture to the base of the finial
 and 
added texture to that in the same manner as the base.


I then measure and taped off the sides of the "body" of the piece for painting



Each of the 4 sides 
NORTH, SOUTH EAST AND WEST 
were painted with a different scene





Adding some shading


On the right you can see the finished ball with the glazing texture


Painting the buildings


I add a few drops of 
DecoArt 
EASY FLOAT 
to my paint.
It helps when painting on a textured surface such as this!








Each side is lettered and has a different scene


NORTH


SOUTH


EAST


WEST


Once my pieces were dry I used
DecoArt Americana Wood Glue 
to put them together
I then varnished using 
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish


My New England Coastal piece is now finished and ready to enjoy!
I hope you have enjoyed following along with me as I painted this piece.

Hugs,
Lynn


6 comments:

Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye