Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Thyme for Pantry Sweets


Step inside
my 
STUDIO


Today I wanted to show you a new project 
by 
Amy Mogish
called
PANTRY SWEETS

My Palette







Antique Teal, Berry red, Black Green, Black Plum, Bright Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Buttermilk, Cocoa, Forest Green, Graphite, Heritage Brick, Holly Green, Honey Brown, Lamp Black Leaf Green, Light Buttermilk, Milk Chocolate, Mink Tan, Neutral Grey, Olive Green, SlateGrey, Soft Black, Spicy Mustard, Tangerine, Titanium White




Metallic Pewter



Carbon



Hot Shots Fiery Red


LET'S PAINT

Like many painters I am always in search
 of
 unique surfaces 
to add 
to my 
"stash"




When 
Amy Moguish 
contacted me 
and
 asked if I would like to paint one of her patterns, 
showing the steps with pictures as I painted 
I was more than happy to say YES!
Amy has some wonderful patterns!
You can find them

I had this old griddle in my "stash" 
and 
I knew when I saw Amy's Pantry Sweets design 
it would be the griddle would be the perfect surface

* Remember you don't have to use the "suggested surface" in a packet, 
think outside the box and find your own unique surface!



I prepped my surface by first cleaning it well.
I used a sponge brush 
and 
loaded the flat side heavily 
with 
Carbon chalky paint
 I began in the center
 and 
worked my way out to the edges
I repeatedly pressed the brush firmly down on the surface
 and 
lifted straight up
This created
 a
  textured surface
to paint on



I have traced the main elements of the design on
 using 
white graphite paper


I dry brushed on a variety of the green values for the background


I am now
base coating 
the gingers and adding
 some 
high lights


I dry brushed the high lights on using 
Scharff Touch It brush

Everyone has their own favorite brand of brushes they use and that is ok!
Just remember to buy the best quality brush you can for the best results!


Now to base coat the candy canes!


Adding the clove details


I am now working on the candy cane stripes


I am now adding some highlights to the candy canes

 

I have now painted the gum drops
 and 
have begun to work on the kettle
It was because of the 
kettle 
in this design
 that I chose to use this 
griddle surface

I thought that they complimented each other well!


I have painted 
the 
scale hook


I am now painting
 the 
string and tag


The lines for the string are penciled in around the gingers


I am done painting 
the 
string and tag

I have base coated the face
 of the 
scale


I am working on the details 
to the 
face of the scale



I have now added 
the 
numbers to the scale face
I have also added the shading and highlighting 
to the
frame 
of the scale

I have now painted in the branches for the greenery

You can see  my You Tube video here on painting evergreens  below.

*** Click on lower right hand corner of video to enlarge to FULL SCREEN ***











When painting 
  evergreens 
think of it as painting layers of values
going from 
the 
darkest to the lightest




Now to add some berries!


I am now adding 
berries and highlights
to complete the design
I let my piece dry completely before applying several coats
 of 
Americana Dura Clear Matte Varnish

DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project
as part of their Helping Artist and Blogger Out Reach Programs

Thank you 
DecoArt 
for all your support
 and 
wonderful products to create
 and 
design with!





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I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint

PANTRY SWEETS


Happy Painting !
Lynn



























5 comments:

  1. Lynn,
    This is wonderful! Have a Merry Christmas!
    Blessings,
    Shelley

    ReplyDelete
  2. It is beautiful! Keep up the great work and tutorials! Best to you in the New Year!
    Enjoy,
    Barb

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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