Monday, January 18, 2016

Thyme for a Cape Cod Santa

When 
saw 
Cynthia Erekson's

CAPE COD SANTA
pattern

I just knew I had to paint it since I live on Cape Cod!



This is a view of the harbor not to far from my home.


Of course 
it is
 WINTER THYME 
on 
Cape Cod
so 
I am enjoying the warmth 
of 
my STUDIO 
these days!



My Pallette

 Acrylics


Ice Blue, Tomato Red, Neutral Grey, Paynes Grey, Bahama Blue, Bleached Sand, Dusty Rose, Buttermilk, Colonial Green, Antique Maroon, Lamp Black, Shading Flesh, Snow White, Antique Teal, Driftwood, Napa Red



White Pearl, Shimmering Silver


SURFACE PREPARATION


I used GESSO to  prime my canvas



I applied 2 good coats of GESSO using a foam brush
Allow each coat to dry well in between applications
Lightly sand after each coat has dried

LETS PAINT!


I applied 2 coats of Ice Blue paint using a foam brush
I then sanded lightly again and wiped dust with a damp paper towel


I transferred the main pattern design 
using
 graphite paper


I am starting to work on 
the 
face details



I am working on
 the 
eyes


I am working on 
the 
BALL jar


I have painted
the
face details
and 
BALL jar


I have now painted
 the 
hat, cuffs, mittens 
I am starting to paint 
the 
sign


The 
sign and buoy 
are 
painted


I have now painted 
the 
flag 
I painted 
the 
detail 
on the
 cuffs and hat


I glued the Santa together and added the stars to the hat
 using
Aleene's Thick Designer Tacky Glue

I then painted
 the 
wood base



I stuffed the Santa 
with 
cotton stuffing 
and 
glued the base
to the 
bottom



I have finished my Santa!



DecoArt provided me with the paints to complete this project
 as 
part of their 
Helping Artist Program

and

Blogger Out Reach Program


Thank you DecoArt!

You can view 
my 
DecoArt Profile



I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
my
Cape Cod Santa !


Happy Painting!

Lynn



















4 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