Celebrating the Power of Creativity

Resin Art – A Tale Told In Reverse

My wife asked me to find a place for a new piece of furniture, so while she was out one afternoon I placed her new shelves under a painting in our living room, then covered the shelves with some of my art and photos!

Each of these pieces is finished in a beautiful two-part resin, a product offered by my good friends at Art Resin. I love using this resin because it adds a high-quality sheen to any kind of art, and because it is completely safe to use. I work in a carpeted room, with a large carpet remnant under my work table, and I feel completely comfortable applying resin there.


Blue Lipped Lady, #3. Acrylic on wood, finished with Art Resin.

The above painting was done on wood. My sister cuts my mitered side boards for me, which I then paint and assemble into boxes. Art Resin pulls my finished pieces together nicely, and makes my art distinctive. The resin finish is very eye catching, and creates an instant subject of discussion: How did you do that? What is that?


The Hunt. Acrylic on wood, finished with Art Resin.

I love using resin on acrylics. The finish works beautifully with acrylic colors, and it’s fun being able to tell people Go ahead and pick it up. You can’t hurt it.


Lucy finally gets to visit the When The World Figures Out How To Be At Peace War Memorial. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, finished with Art Resin.

Leaves and Pods. Colored pencil on watercolor paper, finished with Art Resin.











I also use Art Resin for colored pencil pieces. I sometimes use inexpensive cuts of wood, or irregular cuts, to create unique shapes. A resin finish then turns the outside edges into attractive borders.

Portrait at a Botanical Garden (displayed in my studio). Color photo, finished with Art Resin.

FC_Starfish on Shelf

St. John Starfish. Color photo, finished with Art Resin.










Art resin works beautifully with photographs, and by painting the outside edges of my underwater photos different colors I’m able to create interesting underwater art.


Here’s my next piece, set up before board assembly, or resin application…















and to wrap up, let’s go back to the very beginning, my studio and work table ready for applying resin!

Check out Art Resin to learn more. Their site is full of videos and photos and tips, and they have the most complete and helfpul FAQs I’ve ever seen.

5 Responses

  • Jennifer
    Jun 4, 2018

    I’ve seen the art mentioned above in person, and the resin really does give a beautiful finish to the artwork. I’m thinking of trying some things on my own.

    Jennifer Jun 4, 2018
  • Steve
    Jun 4, 2018

    Adding resin to artwork enhances not only the work, but the process too! Components of art-making are many and endless, including adding finishing like resin and then enjoying the completed work continuously. Resin stands out beautifully!

    Steve Jun 4, 2018
  • Jean
    Jun 4, 2018

    I have seen these pieces as well. My very favorite is the Blue Lipped Lady.

    Jean Jun 4, 2018
  • Anita von Gremp
    Jun 4, 2018

    I absolutely love the resin finish! I have a limited edition of the “Blue Lipped Lady” displayed in my house and people always comment on both the piece and the high shine finish. It adds both a pop of color and fun to my home. Definitely an attention grabber!

    Anita von Gremp Jun 4, 2018
  • Marlin Barton
    Jun 11, 2018

    Love the Blue Lipped Lady, and the starfish, and of course the one of Nicole.

    Marlin Barton Jun 11, 2018

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