We put a European Soaking tub recently in our bathroom and I wanted it to have a luxurious feel. I drooled over magazine pictures with large art piece over the bath to set the mood. One day I noticed small gallery type frames we picked up at places like TJMaxx around the house. Whoa... my brain started smokin'. I love old landscape oils. The dark colors, the simple shapes of trees, and washed skies did not seem hard to replicate. Being small, who would really see detail anyway? So I gave it a go and I actually think it turned out great. Instead of one large art piece, we have several small ones. What do you think?
|My supplies: Acrylic paint, Textured acrylic paint paper|
My palette (a paper plate) paper towels, plastic container of water
|Using the water make the paint thin. Float it around on the paper giving|
the appearance of the sky and ground. Just basic color. I found using
burnt umber mixed with any color gave the old tint to the paint.
|Add a second layer by adding clouds, shapes like trees, grass etc.|
When it dries, spray it with a flat clear sealer.
|After the sealer dries, Antique it with an Antique medium.|
|The Tub is starting to look great and luxurious|
|And this painting was placed with the other faux works of art!|
We can now dream of Idyllic places while we soak!