Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It's thyme to show you how I painted Long Island Head

I want to show you how I painted
 a design 
Rebecca Trimble
Long Island Head

The pattern for this design can be found in
the book
Rebeccas Collections

My pallette for this design

Deco Art American Paints

Antique Green, Asphaltum, Blue Grey Mist, Cadium Yellow, Cocoa, Country Red, Driftwood, Expresso, French Vanilla, Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Milk  Chocolate, Neutral Grey, Plantation Pine, Raw Sienna, Sapphire Blue, Soft Black, Titanium White, uniform Blue, Williamsburg Blue, Winter Blue

Specialtity Products
Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish
Americana Decor Creme Wax

Additional Products 
Americana Wood Filler
Americana Wood Glue

I painted this design on an old board that I had that 
24" x 14"

Normally when painting such a design 
you would paint
first then add the remaining elements

I chose to paint this a little differently given
 the placement and size of the buildings.

I painted the background areas around most of the buildings
than paint the whole background and then add buildings

How you choose to paint it depends entirely
what works best for you ! 
And of course the desired outcome!

Painting the background in the "distance"

Close up view

You can begin to see the depth now!

I worked each back ground section in the same manner,
  dividing the piece
 3 separate sections to work on

This was a really enjoyable piece to paint!

I am now starting to paint 
church in the distance

The church is finished!

Now lets paint 
red house!

 Adding the roof and details
 to the 
red house 

Now lets paint 

Adding the shading and high lighting
 to the
  shrubs on the top of the cliff

Thyme to paint
  sailboat and wall!

Lets add
  large tree
in the center of the painting!

I am now going to paint
large grey house on the right

roof on the grey house

Basecoating and painting 
remaining houses

I am now painting 
stone wall and remaining house details

The last house to paint was
brick house

When painting I always like to take a step back periodically
look at what I've painted so far.
More often than not I'm never happy with what I see! 
( the perfectionist in me.....sigh) 
I am always my own worst critic!
How do you look at your work?
What do you see?

Always remember.....
" Do your own thing. Do it unapologetically. Don't be discouraged by critism. You probably already know what they are going to say. Pay no mind to fear or failure, its far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances and have fun. and no matter what , don't ever stop doing your thing! "
~ Asher Roth

  It's thyme to varnish!

I used Americana Decor Soft touch Varnish to finish my piece.
I applied 2 coats.

My husband made the frame for my piece
I painted it with Soft Black

I used wood glue put my frame together

I also nailed it together using small brads
I filled the nail holes
wood filler

I used Americana Creme Wax to seal my frame

My finished piece!

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

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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
Long Island Head

Happy painting!


  1. Beautiful! I laughed when you posted the frame that Pete made you because I had bought a frame ALMOST exactly like that the day before at Goodwill. ..of course, my picture is a normal 12x 16...lol...I'm glad you inspired me to paint one of her designs...I felt we were painting together..lol thanks for sharing!

    1. Nice find at Goodwill Charlotte! Lucky you! I'm glad you went beyond your comfort zone and painted one of Rebecca's designs! You did a fabulous job on it!

  2. I am in awe, you are an amazing artist! Thank you so much for sharing, I enjoyed being able to take a "peek" into your studio.

    Laura :)

  3. Wow, Lynn that was fantastic! I "love" your "Long Island Head" painting!

  4. Buongiorno Lynn, farle i complimenti è poco, sono affascinata dalla Vostra tecnica e dalla precisione nei minimi particolari, una bella pittura e Lei è una Grande Artista!!! Anche a me piace dipingere con diverse tecniche in particolare il pastello morbido poi seguono acrilico ed olio.
    Un cordiale saluto da...Carmen...Milano...Italia

  5. Great job, Lynn! I just ordered this book, am excited to get it! The helping artist is a GREAT program!
    Happy Painting,

  6. This is one of my favorites, Lynn!!! Absolutely beautiful!!! ♥


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