Seasons in the Sun
My friend texted and asked me, to teach her how to create seashells painting work. Here, I explain in more detail. It required a lot of practice and do not worry too much. The first thing you need is, the willingness to learn and explore.
- Basically, you need:
2. Others: Canvas, Acrylic Paints and a looot of patience.
3. First, plan the arrangement. Think of a theme/story. It will guide your style of painting. I was inspired by the word “Ohana”.
“OHANA means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Lilo & Stitch
4. Prepare the background. This is the hardest part. Take your time. If you a beginner, choose a simple background.
If you notice, there’s a rough texture on it. I used white sand and white glue to create effects. I used a lot of glue on this part. You also can use acrylic paint to glue the white sand. Paint first, then sprinkle the white sand on it. Use the “impasto” technique in order to create a deeper impression.
5. While waiting for the paints fully dried, you can begin by preparing the starfish and paint the seashells. I forgot to mention, I used air hardening white clay to make them. After that, I leave them outside. Luckily at my place, the sunny weather has been a great assistant to me in order to produce this.
6. After the painted seashells and the starfish ready, you can start to glue them on the canvas.
7. It might seem unperfect and you didn’t like the overall look. But, do not give up yet. Wait for the glue fully dried. Then, you can fix them.
8. Finally, you can use Kurobushi clear spray to enhance the color and protect the seashells from degrading. I leave them to be fully dried while I went for work.
9. The result:
To think of the title, I looked at the sun. My seashells are enjoying their sunbathing, right. I remembered a Westlife song title: “Seasons in the Sun”
“They eternally enjoy their summer season.”
I hope you enjoy and find my post useful. If you have anything to ask, just let me know. Or maybe you want to share some useful tips with me, please be my guest. Thanks!
©Cha Niki. 2019