Thursday, March 12, 2015

Its THYME for Captain Crabby's Picnic

Today I would like to show you a design that I painted
Cynthia Erekson
Captain Crabby's Picnic

I purchased the surface
 ( pine buoy 11" L x 3 1/4" W)
Cynthia at when I was at
( New England Traditions)

My pallette for this project

DecoArt Americana Acrylics

Lamp Black, Antique Teal, Oyster Beige, Charcoal Grey, Bahama Blue, Honey Brown, Bleached Sand, Country Red, Colonial Green, Khaki Tan, Warm White, Cadium Red

I started my project by first "basecoating" my piece with 
Lamp Black
I used a sponge brush to achieve a textured, bumpy look
When dry I sponged on a combination of 
Colonial Green and Bahama Blue

I transferred the background details and painted them

Painting the sail boat

Adding the stripes and CRAB to the sail!

I then painted the

I used DecoArt Americana
Matte Finish Varnish
to finish my piece

I decided to put my finished BUOY on a wreath

I added a fish net, sand dollars and starfish to complete my wreath

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

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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint


Keep those brushes flying!
Happy Painting!

"Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. 
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, 
at the end of the day you don't look at it 
 wish you had painted something different."
 ~Author Unknown

1 comment:

  1. That is such a beautiful wreath and really creative accessories.
    I need to make a new one for my door, thinking about making a painted sign.
    I used to do those years ago, custom signs with their name and a painting that fit their personalities.



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