Creations, Scarecrow Fun!

Our beach community has a Scarecrow Festival every October


Which got me thinking, maybe you’d like to paint a scarecrow~


It’s easier than you think!


Start with a head, arms and legs~ I used white mixed with a touch of yellow and orange


Next add a swash of green for his shirt


Now add a dome for his hat


and a wavy brim


You can add Xs for his eyes while you’ve got the black out or wait until the finishing touches


Paint the overalls with a square tipped brush, using blue and white.  If you put both colors on your brush, they will mix as you stroke, creating a natural shading and depth of color


One brush stroke for each shoulder strap, then run the brush across for the overall bib


Stroke straight down from the bib to form the pant legs

painted scarecrow

Now add the “straw,” using brown, orange and yellow.  Load a little of each color on a small tipped brush and make quick short strokes


Add patches with stitches, buttons, and nose and mouth for finishing details

scarecrow window

This artist scarecrow won my vote, I heart Art!

artist scarecrow

I loved Lady GaGa R Dener too, how can you resist a pink gardening hoe and a hydrangea belt?

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This happy couple won a prize


But we liked this crazy DJ


And the “Crow Queen”


With her crazy crow!


There’s nothing like a good fall festival!

garden girl

You never know when you’re going to need a scarecrow!

If you want to see the best Halloween front lawn ever, head over to the Uptown Acorn to see the PUNny Skeletons!  It is beyond hilarious!!!

If you are painting on glass, make sure to use paint made for that, like Liquetex Acrylic Glossies

If you’d like to paint some pumpkins or sunflowers, or make a “garden girl” click on the links below

Painting Pumpkins

Painting Sunflowers

Garden Girl


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17 Responses to “Creations, Scarecrow Fun!”
  1. lulu says:

    I can always depend on you coming up with a clever idea, but if I tried to paint a scarecrow it would look pretty scary! I’m reminded of the year I tried to make turkeys for place cards Thanksgiving and my kids thought they looked more like hedgehogs.

  2. Oh, how cute! Wish I had been at the beach for the Scarecrow Festival! What a great way to celebrate art & fall.

  3. What a fun event. Love all the Scarecrow’s. Your tutorial was great, maybe even I could do this. Thanks for that. You are so talented. What a glorious Fall celebration.

  4. Judy Pimperl says:

    Your scarecrows are adorable, and a scarecrow festival sounds like a lot of fun. I guess you finally made it back down this way?

    • hi Judy, yes, I am back, yay! Not enjoying the remnants of Patricia this morning however! The scarecrow fest is one of my favorite things in October, so many creative scarecrows! >

  5. Lynn says:

    Looks like a fun time:@)

  6. Mary says:

    A scarecrow festival sounds like my kind of fun Jenna! All those entries are so clever! Thanks for the painting tips too 🙂

  7. Kim says:

    Oh, my gosh! I love the crow queen the best…what a haha! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I think I could actually paint one. The window scene is my favorite of your examples. Thanks for more painting inspiration. I need this so badly!

  8. JESS44903 says:

    How fun! This looks so cute! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  9. The scarecrow festival sounds like so much fun, perhaps it is something I could get going here in Celebration. It is too bad it was so small this year. Your painting is so cute and you make it look so easy. I am anxious to begin trying my hand at painting some things, I guess I will just need to jump in! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate it Sunday!

  10. Christine says:

    Hi Jenna, wow that old window with the scarecrow is genious!!!!

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