Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Leftover Fence Boards = Paradise on my Wall

ocean landscape painting

Lately, I've been doing a lot of this....

It started out with some left over boards from our fence which, with the help of my hubby, some screws, and a power drill, I turned into a panel.  I actually did most of the drilling which is saying a lot given my fear of power tools and lack of technical know-how.

fence board pallett

Then I set to work creating an ocean landscape... a scene to hang in my living room so I could dream about being near such amazing beauty, even though I live in the desert.

ocean landscape painting

After a lot painting, sanding, and repainting I finally got it to be what I wanted... paradise!
ocean landscape painting

Here it is on my wall....

Now all it needs is more ocean decor to go with it!

19 comments:

  1. It's wonderful - very good - and also being painted on this lovely textured surface gives it so much more - I love it.

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  2. This is beautiful. I love the look of the paint on wood.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the texture. Can't wait to see it in person!

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  4. Wow! You're pretty talented! The painting is wonderful!

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  5. Magnificent! I love what you used as a canvas ~ I think it flowed very naturally into the ocean perspective. Did you sand to create texture?

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  6. Kathryn, the only sanding I did was on the edges. I wanted them to look rough. I was lucky that the boards themselves had nice textures already so I didn't have to add anything there. Thanks!

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  7. Wow, that's absolutely fabulous!! Great talent! Liz

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  8. Wow,
    What a beautiful addition to any home. You did a wonderful job on this painting. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Michelle

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  9. Lovely!!!
    Love the bright sunny colors....

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  10. I am absolutely in awe! I am obsessed with all things ... sea ... and this is no exception!

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  11. Oh it's beautiful! Your very talented.

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  12. You have such talent. Love the idea of painting on old fence board! Good job. Saw you at Tip Me Tuesday!

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  13. You painted this yourself, right? This is very beautiful! It absolutely amazing! I wish I could paint like you! Great job!

    Kip Whitehead

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