How could I resist.
Garden love + Paint love + Rustic Boards
= Topiary Art!
There's something about my hands in the soil
this time of year.
So as I was out planting my new boxwood
I found my inspiration
for some more rustic art.
A few weeks ago I was celebrating nature
with my Feather - Nest - Egg Art
This garden group has a lot the same feel-
Painted on Fence boards
and based with black and rust.
Top coat with a gray, taupe, and white mix.
Add a bit of random camel.
Trace a template for the tall pot
and fill in with a mix of toffee, terra cotta,
and burnt umber.
Dry brush white.
Pounce some Olive Green paint
into a circular shape
for the rosemary base.
Off load a bit with a wet wipe.
Using a liner brush,
paint in long loose stems with
simple strokes for leaves...
some light and airy ,
some heavy with burnt umber.
Keep filling in.
see - not perfect.
Random, sketchy, painterly.
Now for the boxwood...
Use black and terra cotta for the pot.
Camel and raw sienna for the tag.
Olive green for the circle base boxwood
Using a round brush
lay in all over strokes for green leaves
Off load a bit with a wet wipe to see
a lighter layer underneath.
Double load your round brush
with white and green
and paint in some lighter leaves.
Can add some dark shade to bottom right leaves.
I liked the idea of a dark piece in the trio,
so I stained this board
and brushed some black on top.
Fence Board is inexpensive -
about $2 for 6'.
So this group was $4
(plus paint and screws).
You could make any mix of
shapes and sizes.
It's a classic garden mix - pallet board style!
I really appreciate your visits to my blog!
Hope you find some inspiration here
for YOUR Home,