Thursday, April 22, 2010

Adirondack Chair Donation

The local library recently asked me ( as well as other area artists, too ) to "decorate" some Adirondack chairs which they will raffle for their cause. The chairs were bare pine wood and we were given free reign as to how we chose to embellish them.
I looked at this one for a few weeks before deciding on the loon theme. I had some landscape ideas in mind, too, but eventually the loon won out.
I started with a coat of the blue-green base, which I had mixed at the hardware store, then used oils over that. I also added alkyd medium to the oils to speed the drying, so that I can seal the whole thing and not have to wait the recommended 6 months.
I hope their auction is a success!


Anonymous said...

Oooo I love it!! Nice detail work Wilson. This is beautiful!

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Hey.... I love it too.... nice job ... wouldn't mind having a chair like that on the deck out here.

alm_kee said...

That is a great looking chair with the scene you painted on it. I hope who ever gets that chair takes good care of it where the paint will last a long time.

I like staying in touch with you and seeing your up coming art work. However, I will be off line for a while. tc and paint some lovely scenes while I'm gone.

Wilson said...

Thanks, folks. I hope all is okay with you, Amy.
Yes, this will ( or at least should ) be an "enclosed porch" chair. I think the weather elements would deteriorate it pretty quickly, if left outside.

achala nupur said...

Wow......just beautiful !!
the chair looked amazing....n it will surely add to the beauty of the surroundings where it will be kept......!

wud love to own ONE such "CHAIR" !!

I just love ur style n color patterns that you create MAGIC...... ~~~~

Wilson said...

Thank you, Achala.

The Accessory Lady said...

It's beautiful! Whoever wins it is very lucky! :-)

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Anonymous said...

*stomps feet*...I wanna see a new painting! LOL! ;) Ya ya right? I should be working on my own painting instead of stalking other art blogs LOL. Hope all is well with you Wilson.