18 July 2015

Karen Donnelly's Riverscape

For her third Painters in Residence project, Karen Donnelly used my paint, Chalk Paint®, to update this plain cabinet with an elegant riverscape depicting sailboats on her local river.

Karen is an artist who normally works in oils and watercolours. She'd known about my paint for some time through her sister (one of my Stockists in the USA), before experimenting with using my paint in a similar manner to other artists' paints – and the results are beautiful. I knew that Karen's paintings would look brilliant painted directly on to pieces of furniture, and asked her to do this, with my paint, as a Painter in Residence.

For this project, Karen took a modern piece of furniture with simple lines and shapes – a piece that lent itself well to being painted in this manner as it wouldn't detract from the landscape. Karen painted the whole cabinet thickly in Duck Egg Blue to create the background colour and texture, before painting the riverscape using a simple palette of Old White, Napoleonic Blue, Antibes Green, Olive and Arles. She then finished with a light coat of Clear Soft Wax all over.

Have you tried using Chalk Paint® to paint a landscape?

Yours, Annie

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