is a design by
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
After sealing my surface with
Americana Multi Purpose Sealer
I then sanded it
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
I also used some
Americana Dazzling Paints
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
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
I then applied more glazing mixture to the base of the finial
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
to my paint.
It helps when painting on a textured surface such as this!
Each side is lettered and has a different scene
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.