I wanted to show you a project that I just completed
Catch Of The Day
surface is a 30 1/2" tall
were first brought to this country in Colonial Times.
Cut from flat boards,
these whimsical figures were painted to resemble men, women or children.
They were free standing
were often placed near a fire place with their backs
to the wall to serve
as a presence in an empty room.
Deep Midnight Blue, Dove Grey, Neutral Grey, Slate Grey, Graphite, Heritage Brick, Dusty Rose, Burnt Sienna, Victorian Blue, Antique Maroon, Warm White, Lamp Black, True Ochre, Milk Chocolate
I began by first sanding my surface.
I then wiped the dust.
Next I sealed my wood with
I let the wood dry.
I applied 2 base coats of Deep Midnight Blue.
Dry well between each coat.
I then transferred the main design lines to the board.
I base coated the hat, cuffs and pants with Dove Grey.
I shaded these areas with a mix
Neutral Grey and Slate Grey.
The hat brim, and boots are base coated in Graphite.
face and beard area
I added several light coats of
I created the
nose and eye sockets
by shading these areas
with a mix
Dusty Rose plus Burnt Sienna.
I usually use
They hold a lot of water
their pointed tip make it easier to get into smaller areas.
I always use separate brushes for base coating and floating.
This insures that you have a nice chisel edge on the brushes you use to float.
When floating I like to apply several washes of color to achieve my desired value.
Not only are good brushes important to achieve a good float
so is water!
I always have 2 containers of water on my table when I paint.
One container is for rinsing my brushes,
the small glass dish contains CLEAN WATER
to dip my brush in before loading it with paint to float.
You will never get a good float if you are using muddy water from your brush basin.
I have painted the Captains eyes.
I am now working on the jacket.
I used both Moon Brushes and Stain-It Brushes to do the jacket.
The jacket is heavily dry brushed using Victorian Blue to highlight it.
The Deep Midnight Blue I used to base coat the surface now becomes the shading.
I am now working on the beard.
I base coated lobster with Heritage Brick and a small touch of Dusty Rose.
on lobster was done
to define the
I have painted the wood flag pin.
Close up of face
Line work details are added.
I spattered my project to add texture.
To spatter I put a nickel size puddle of paint on my palette.
I then dip a large stencil brush in my water.
I blot the brush on a paper towel.
I then circle the brush in my puddle of paint.
I use my palette knife to repeatedly flick the bristles of the brush,
pulling towards me using pressure with the palette knife.
I move across my area as I work.
I applied several coats of
to my completed project
Rosemary Reynolds and DecoArt
provided me with the paints to complete this project as part of their
Blogger Outreach Programs
Thank you DecoArt!
I hope you have enjoyed watching me paint
Catch of the Day!