I had so much fun painting the previous wooden paddle that I decided to create another. This particular paddle has meaning and an all around feel of what cottage country feels like. Standing on the shoreline while watching a storm roll through in the Kawartha Lakes region, only to find out that storm was an EF-2 Tornado in August of 2020 which left devastation and thousands without power for a number of days. While one side of the paddle depicts the storm rolling through, the other (back) side is completed with hand made/drawn Chevrons.
Chevrons (backside) Acrylic & Resin
Didn't want to leave the backside of the paddle unfinished and unimaginative so Chevrons were hand drawn, taped and painted. After painting, a layer of Envirotex pour-on epoxy resin was applied to give it a solid hard finish. This cured for a few weeks then onto the stormy side of the paddle
Storm Side ~ Oil on Gesso
Several layers of an acrylic gesso were applied, sanded, applied and sanded. A rough sketch was drawn on the surface and for easier application, shapes were carefully taped off for final applications. This was only after a little bit of wood burning of dragonflies and vines were carefully applied to the handle.