Author: PJ Cook

Handpainted Decorative Chair – 1st Design For Nautical Series

I am working on a series of 4 nautical scenes for my hand painted decorative chairs. This first chair is of the Saybrook Breakwater Light with two sailboats, catboats to be specific. This lighthouse is popular in the state of Connecticut and is offered as a license plate Save the Sound. I have settled on a whitewash color for the chairs. It has a white wood grain effect that looks very beachy. I have used acrylic paint for the painting because it is very durable. Once I finish a chair I apply a coat of clear protective finish. After...

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Footprints Leading To The Beach Painting On Display

The chair with the Footprints Leading To The Beach Painting is in the window at The Lyme Tree Woman’s Exchange of Old Lyme. I painted this chair for a May 9th charity auction in New Haven. The proceeds from the sale of the chair will go towards St Marten dePorres Academy located in New Haven, CT. I enjoyed painting the chair and I hope there is a fury of bidding on the chair because the proceeds will go towards the school. I will have similar chairs for sale at The Lyme Tree shop soon. I am working on a...

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Seascape Painting Finished – Beach scene painted on chair

I have finished painting the wood chair. This chair will be auctioned off in May for a charity. For my seascape painting I decided to use a beach path surrounded by a dune fence and have the fence posts be the back of the chair. I painted sand texture on the seat of the chair and added some seashells along with the footprints. I had the footprints get smaller as the path went further towards the water so it looked like the footprints were receding. This added some depth to the painting. I have a beach umbrella and 2...

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Update: beach painting on chair project.

The seascape painting on a chair project is progressing. I am continuing to add layers of acrylic paint to my chair. In this photo I have my palette and paints and the chair all on my desktop. Sometimes I paint with the chair here or on the floor it depends what section I am working on. The sand will probably take the most time to paint because I want all the footprints in the sand receding towards the water. This should create depth to the painting. I am planning to paint the rest of the chair with a gloss...

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Next Step In Seascape Painting on a wood Chair

I have started painting with acrylic paint on the chair. My initial goal is to layout the composition and see how it looks on the chair. I will continue to add layers to build up the paint while adjusting the values as I go along. To add some bright colors I may paint a beach umbrella, beach chair, towels, beach ball etc. I have painted a nice beach umbrella in watercolor in the past. View the painting “Dog Day Afternoon” it can be viewed at my website on the gallery page in shore scenes at I could add...

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