Fearless Friday, Lobster Buoy Love

I haven’t had any time to paint these past few weeks, with house guests and traveling, so today’s painting is one I did a month or so ago, to finish the guest room redo




I did a watercolor of buoys earlier this summer, you can read about the inspiration and see the tutorial here


lobster buoys watercolor


I wanted to try painting buoys in acrylic too




Here’s my process




Setting up my work space with reference photos, sketches, paint




I use a spray bottle to keep my acrylic paint moist on my palette, you can work for a long time without worries of the paint hardening if you give it a spritz once in a while




You can also put your palette in the refrigerator if you cover it, the paint will stay pliable for a long time.  Brushes too, just put them in a ziplock and you can keep a loaded brush in there for days! 

Great for furniture painting and other large projects




I chose gray for the underpainting




Roughly laid in the shapes with white paint




And then applied color, refining the shapes as I went




starting to detail the ropes





laying in the background




Refining ropes and shadows






And here it is hanging in it’s new spot










Be Fearless!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

Poofing the Pillows,  Get Your DIY On








15 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Lobster Buoy Love”
  1. Jacqueline says:

    Wow, you almost make me feel like I could give this a try! How great that you showed us step by step! Your final paintings are fabulous! What don’t you do?!!!

  2. Nice, very nice! Love your guest bedroom, and the buoys look just like I remember Maine.

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Oh Bouy! It turned out great! I love how you took the idea and made it your own. I tried to borrow an idea from another painting I saw and it turned out to be too much like the original. Now I feel like I ripped off the other artist, which wasn’t the plan. The good thing about pain is I can go back and paint over it and try, try again! Thanks for the inspiration to learn from others, but be ourselves!

  4. Lynn Bean says:

    I love this inspiration! This look would be wonderful for our Fl home. Can’t wait to get back there to put some new life in it!

  5. Jodi says:

    I love these. So perfect for your home by the sea. ❤️

  6. bj says:

    ahhh…how great is this ! You have something that a lot of us are missing…TALENT.. xo

  7. You did it again….another gorgeous painting by one talented lady!!!….Have a great weekend!

  8. Mary says:

    Love your painted buoys Jenna! It looks great hanging over your new bedding in your guest room! I hope the decor passes muster with your daughter now 🙂

  9. Jenna, the buoys are perfect in the guest room…love it! Happy weekend!

  10. Being able to see your process was fascinating to me, and because I have always had an almost unnatural fondness for buoys, I absolutely love this painting! It looks beautiful in its new spot!

  11. I love the buoys! Watercolor is so hard…..that’s why I sue oils. I like the blues and yellows in this room. So pretty!!!

  12. Oops! That’s why I *use* oils!

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