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!

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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint

Boston Harbor



Happy Painting!

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