Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chalk Painted Madonna

Chalk Paint is not just for furniture.  I forget this sometimes because I am always painting away trying to get through my ever-multiplying container of furniture.  It was refreshing to take a little time to relax and work on something small again.

I found this ceramic, Madonna statue at a local antique shop for a great price.  I wanted to make it look like an antique, wooden statue with an aged patina.

I brought out several cans of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, sat at one of our dining tables at Loot, and started painting my Madonna statue.

I painted her garments Old White and Graphite and chose Country Gray for her skin tone.  Her hair is Coco, of course, and I painted her tiny cheeks with Scandinavian Pink. The base is Primer Red and last, but not least, she has lovely, Louis Blue eyelids.

After the paints dried, I applied clear and dark wax which helped add the aged patina.

The Chalk Paint really transformed this lifeless Madonna statue.  I think she is beautiful now with her old world colors and a little bit of Chalk Paint makeup :)  

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Jan Hermann said...

The Madonna is beautiful - I love the Annie Sloane Chalk Paint on it!

Jan ♥

Brittany said...

I love this! I want one for my own home!

Jenni said...

Oh! She is beautiful now! I LOVE how you painted her with chalk paint, what a great idea, and she turned out just lovely! :)

How are you doing? And how is your sweet shop doing? It truly was one of the most beautiful shops I've much wish I could see it in person! I hope you are doing well, and that you had a great weekend! :)


Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

She is so sweet and the paint colors make such a HUGE difference! Very nicely done! I love her! Hugs, Leena

Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

It's fabulous! for a second as I was scrolling down your post i thought you'd painted over the beautiful coloured madonna and turned it brown! Phew that it's the other way round. you did an amazing job. I love it.
cheers Fiona

Fiona, Lilyfield Life said...

It's fabulous! for a second as I was scrolling down your post i thought you'd painted over the beautiful coloured madonna and turned it brown! Phew that it's the other way round. you did an amazing job. I love it.
cheers Fiona

Emily said...

She's so beautiful! You did a great job with the colors. I love it!

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