- JoSonja: Background Colours: Azure, Charcoal, Harbour Blue, Island Sand, Poppy, Raindrop, Shamrock, Sky Blue, Soft White, Tiger Lily, Tree Frog Green
Artists’ Colours: Burnt Sienna, Plum Pink, Raw Sienna, Red Earth, Rose Pink, Sapphire, Smoked Pearl, Teal Green, Titanium White, Warm White
- Brushes: Scharff: Syn-Sable: Round, Series 405, #1, #2; Dresden Liner, Series 455, #10/0, #0; Flat, Series 140, #2, #4, #6, #8, 1”; Angular, Series 155, 5/8”;
Golden Taklon: “Moon” Filbert, Series 425, #2, #6, #8, #12, 5/8”;
White Bristle: “Dome” Round, Series
245, #2; “Moon” Scumbler, Series 222, #10; Fitch Hair: Deerfoot Stippler, Series 750, 1/4”;
White Nylon: Flat, Series 300, Size 16
- Brushes: Loew-Cornell: Big Brush Brown Nylon, Series 1178, 2”; Classic Bristle, Angular Long Handle, 1/2”
- JoSonja: Wood Filler; Artist Mediums: All Purpose Sealer; Clear Glaze; Gel Retarder; Polyurethane Varnish, Matte
- J.W. etc. Painter’s Wax
- Wood dowels
- Old wooden top ironing board and
old telephone table found at yard sales or local flea markets
- 1. Remove legs from ironing board. Fill
holes, let dry, and sand smooth. (Note: To fill large screw holes, use wooden dowel of same size to fill hole. Cut to exact length and use rubber mallet to hammer in place for tight fit. If dowel is not a tight fit, apply wood glue before hammering into place. Fill smaller holes with a mix of wood glue and sawdust (wood shavings); mix together to a paste consistency. Use wood filler for other blemishes. For
a more cottage style look, leave some
smaller blemishes untreated to enhance
the distressed look.)
- 2. Remove top from table. Cut legs to
desired height. (Note: Standard coffee
table height is 14”-15”.) Replace table
top and center over newly cut legs; drill holes through table top and all four legs. Attach with counter sunk wood
screws. Lay table upside down onto
bottom of ironing board; measure equal
distance from each end (approximately
14” from flat end of ironing board)
and trace around table top. Drill holes
through corners of table and through
approximately 1/2” of bottom of ironing
board. These will be used to attach
table to ironing board. (Optional: For a
standard coffee table, cut ironing board
ends into rectangular shape, allowing for pattern size, and adjust table placement accordingly.)
- 3. Sand table removing finish and sand top
of ironing board smooth. (Note: It is not necessary to remove all stain as it will be painted.) Seal both pieces with All Purpose Sealer.
- 4. Paint table, omitting top, Shamrock. Use
Poppy, Tree Frog Green, and Harbour Blue to add accent colors to legs. Paint
ironing board (new table top) Harbour
Blue. Let dry. Follow manufacturer’s
instructions to apply painter’s wax
around edges and in spots of wear. Paint one generous coat Soft White over entire table top. Use extra-fine sandpaper to lightly sand back exposing
- 5. Print out pattern; transfer lines separating sky and water, sand, rocks, hydrangeas, and leaves.
- 1. Refer to landscape photos
- 1. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder over entire sky. Moisten 1” flat with Gel Retarder and side-load with Sky Blue. With paint toward top, paint top of sky with long horizontal strokes. Pick up Sapphire on same side of dirty brush and wash in left and right sides of sky. In same manner, pick up Azure and wash middle and down toward horizon. Leave sky lightest at horizon.
- 1. Base Sky Blue. Let dry. Apply thin layer
Gel Retarder over entire water. Moisten
angular with gel retarder then fully load with Harbour Blue; use chisel edge of brush to pull short strokes at horizon and along outside edges. Pick up Sky Blue on dirty brush and pull more
strokes next to and into darker areas.
Pick up Raindrop and pull strokes in
center for highlights.
- 1. Use wet-into-wet technique to paint each rock blending where they meet. Moisten #12 filbert with Gel Retarder
then fully load with Raw Sienna; base
bottoms and dark sides of rocks. Pick
up Smoked Pearl and base remainder of rock. Then pick up Warm White and paint top of rocks. Let dry. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder over rocks; sideload #12 filbert with Burnt Sienna to deepen shadows and use Warm White to highlight.
- 1. Moisten 5/8” filbert with Gel Retarder
the fully load with Island Sand; slip-slap over sand area. While wet, pick up small amount of Burnt Sienna on dirty brush and blend into sand next to rocks on right and under Hydrangea sprig on
left allowing color to fade out toward
- 1. Sparsely load moon scumbler with Teal
Green; scumble some grass in dark area
at base of rocks. Pick up Shamrock and
scumble in some lighter colors next to and into dark areas. Scumble some brighter Tree Frog Green grass allowing
color to fade out toward bottom and
into sandy area in foreground.
- 1. Double-load 1/2” angular long handle
brush with Teal Green on short end and Shamrock on long end; stipple in greenery. Add Tree Frog Green to long
end and tap in lighter areas. Doubleload
#2 filbert with Poppy and Titanium
White to paint beach roses. For wild
flowers, use #1 round; stipple with
your choice of reds and blues, tipped in
Island and Distant Jetty
- 1. Use #8 filbert and Island Sand to base
island; while wet, pick up Burnt Sienna
and blend along bottom of island.
- 2. For jetty, use #2 round and randomly
load with Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, and
Charcoal; press brush onto surface and
release creating rocks that form a jetty.
- 3. Stipple trees around house on island;
load deerfoot stippler with Teal Green
on short end and Shamrock on long end.
- 1. Base house Warm White and roof Red
Earth. Use #4 flat and equal mix of Sky
Blue + Warm White to shade along each
side of walls. Sparsely load dome round
with Rose Pink; highlight center of roof. Use 10/0 liner and thinned Charcoal to paint supports.
- 1. Base house Warm White and roof Red Earth. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder
over each. Use #6 flat to shade Sky Blue
on left side wall of house, left front of house, and both sides of middle. Use mix of Red Earth + Charcoal (2:1) to shade back-to-back floats where two parts of roof meet and around chimney. Highlight roof Rose Pink. Use #2 flat and thinned Charcoal to paint windows. Doubleload #4 flat with Sky Blue and Harbour Blue to paint door. Use #2 flat to paint front of chimney Burnt Sienna and side with mix of Burnt Sienna + Charcoal. Highlight Rose Pink along left side of front.
- 1. For sail boat, use #1 round and mix of
Warm White + Sky Blue (3:1) to base
outside; use equal mix of same colors
to base inside. Apply thin layer Gel
Retarder over entire boat. Shade inside
and outside Sky Blue; highlight Warm
White. Base outside of cover Tiger Lily
and inside with mix of Tiger Lily + Red
Earth (2:1). Use #8 flat and equal mix
of Tiger Lily + Red Earth to shade right
side of cover. Double-load #0 liner with
Burnt Sienna and Island Sand to paint
mast; double-load liner with Charcoal and Island Sand to paint mast lines.
- 2. Base buoy Island Sand; use #6 flat to
shade Burnt Sienna along each side. Use
dome round to scumble Warm White highlight in center. Base stripes Tiger
Lily; shade Red Earth on both ends and
scumble Warm White highlight in center.
- 3. For dinghy, use mix of Warm White + Sky Blue (3:1) to base outside and equal mix of same colors to base inside. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder over entire boat. Shade inside and outside Sky Blue; deepen shadows with Harbour Blue and highlight Warm White. Base trim Sky Blue; shade Harbour Blue and highlight Warm White. Double-load #10/0 liner with Charcoal and Island Sand to paint anchor line.
- 1. Paint large seagull Warm White. Use #6 fl at and mix of Warm White + tch. of Charcoal to shade wing tips and under body. Use #10/0 liner to add some Charcoal to wing tips and top of head. Use #6 flat and Titanium White to highlight middle of wings and top of body. Paint small gulls with mix of Warm
White + tch. of Charcoal.
- 1. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder over water. Deepen shadows on water with mix of Harbour Blue + Charcoal (2:1) along
shore of island, at base of jetty, behind hydrangea areas, behind rocks, and under boats.
- 2. Use Warm White to add reflections in
water for sail boat, dinghy, and buoy. Use Tiger Lily to cast sailboat cover reflection and equal mix of Burnt Sienna + Island Sand for mast reflection.
- 1. For leaves, moisten #12 filbert with Gel Retarder and base with Shamrock in light areas and Teal Green in dark areas; blend where colors meet. Let dry.
Apply thin layer Gel Retarder over each
leaf; use same brush to shade Teal and
highlight Tree Frog Green. Double load
#0 liner with thinned Shamrock and Tree
Frog Green to line veins.
- 2. Use wet-into-wet technique for flower
clusters. Apply thin layer Gel Retarder
on cluster; use #12 filbert to wash Tree
Frog Green toward top of cluster; add
Raindrop to middle. Add Harbour Blue
toward bottom, and Plum Pink next to and into Harbour Blue. While wet, moisten #6 filbert with Gel Retarder
and fully load with Titanium White; press brush into wet background colors to create four petal blossoms. Let dry. Add Tree Frog Green center dots to some
- 1. Allow design to dry 48 hours. Apply
generous coat Clear Glazing. Let dry 48
hours. Varnish top and legs with multiple varnish coats.