Further to my first post about my art project with The Painted Bench, here are a couple more concoctions I'd like to show you. These are the first two in what I hope will be more in a kitchen series that celebrates the simple everyday beauty of this hub in our homes. Put simply, it's kitchen stuff painted on kitchen stuff.
This substrate of this piece is the face of an old drawer. I painted the cups on cold-pressed watercolour paper, which is a really versatile surface for chalk paint because you can layer thin, watered-down coats of chalk paint, and then sand them back again. And the cold-pressed paper has a rough surface, which gives lovely texture. For all of you Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® nerds out there, I'll give you the low-down on the colours I used. For the cups, I used (from left to right), a combination of Antibes Green, Olive and Old White; Graphite; Primer Red; Florence; a combination of Chateau Grey and Country Grey; and Duck Egg. The background has layers of Florence, Old White, Cream (I think), Coco and Graphite.
This art piece was done on . . . you guessed it . . . an old cupboard door. The pitcher is made from watercolour paper, with accents of a gold cord and a gold tin tie coffee bag closure. The picture sits on some vintage lace. I painted the pitcher with these Annie Sloan colours: Scandinavian Pink, Paloma, Graphite, Primer Red, Old White and Pure White (among some others probably). The background is a combination of Scandinavian Pink, Provence, Florence, Old White and Pure White.
Stay tuned for more. Next up: assemblage!
Jane Hogeterp Koopman
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