Inspired Canvas Artworks with Metal Effects

Bare walls can call out for a great piece of artwork — and since Metal Effects is one of the hottest products going, the combination of the two can bring a stylish, rustic flair to any space. Canvas art also personalizes and dresses up any area, guaranteeing you’ll never have to stare at boring blank walls. We’ve found a few artists who do inspired work with patinas and oxidized finishes on canvas – read on to browse our ‘gallery’!

Becky Hicks Fine ArtBecky Hicks of Becky Hicks Fine Art is a Texas-based artist with a love for nature and all things “country”. Her artwork reflects her passion and in this painting, the rust finish provides a background for an alluring, wild horse.

Canvas Art with Metal Effects Patinas | Beautiful Artistry by Ali KayTree Canvas Art with PatinasArtist Ali Kay of Chattanooga’s Positive Space Art is a master on both canvas and wall space and we’ve featured her before in our Modern Masters series. She frequently uses the Metal Effects patinas to add depth and interest to her paintings and this canvas, one she created for her home, is no exception. Ali also teaches workshops in how to create these treescapes as well as rusty florals so keep an eye on her Facebook page as her classes sell out quickly!

Zebra with Rust Patinas | Canvas Art by Scarlet Johnson of J82 Studios | Canvas Artworks with Metal EffectsScarlet Johnson of J82 Art Studio shares her patinated and oxidized works with us via her Instagram account and we found ourselves smitten! She specializes in decorative art as well as horse and pet portraits – isn’t this zebra stunning?

Metal Effects Verdigris and Rust Patinas as Artwork | Bird-Inspired Art on Farm Gate by Hoity Toity Peacock | Canvas Art Ideas with Modern Masters Metal EffectsArt isn’t just for interiors! Hoity Toity Peacock recently created a patinated art panel with a bird motif for a client’s farm gate. It’s aged beauty works perfectly in sync with the rustic, organic surroundings.

Abstract Tree Art by Igor Turovskiy | Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Canvas Artworks with Metal Effects PatinasA master of wielding the oxidizing patinas of Metal Effects, artist Igor Turovskiy of Igor Fine Art creates incredible art pieces with texture and creativity. This fairly recent canvas of a tree has a such stormy drama. So beautiful! Igor also teaches his techniques, with a workshop coming up soon at the Faux Retreat. See more of his oxidized artworks in his Modern Mastery feature.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these art ideas with Metal Effects and please, visit the individual artists’ websites for much more! You can decorate your home with art and paintings that you’ve made yourself or hired an artist (like the ones above) to create especially for you. Be sure to keep coming back to the blog as we’ll soon have a DIY Canvas Art project for you to try, too. Have an inspired day!


Modern Mastery: Hoity Toity Peacock

ased out of Brenham, Texas, Hoity Toity Peacock has been creating, producing andteaching incredible reactive and oxidized works with our Metal Effects patinas for years. We’ve been following their studio and projects on social media for quite some time and are very proud to feature their artistry on our Modern Mastery series.

Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas on Buffet Table | Project by Hoity Toity Peacock | Modern Mastery Series Feature on the Cafe BlogForty-two years ago, Melody Peacock Brooks started helping her mother, Beverly Coet, after school, weekends and during the summer on painting and wallpaper jobs. By the time she was twelve years old, Melody’s daughter, Meghan Martin Munson, could mimic her mother’s hand in Italian Plastering and it has since developed into three generations of artisans that create, teach and share their talents.

In 2012, they created Hoity Toity Peacock to combine their talents and focus on teaching Painting and Decorative Finish techniques. There was a high demand for painted furniture classes, but the three generations wanted something that would stand out from other workshops. When they discovered the Modern Masters Metal Effects line, it was love at first sight and there was no turning back! Melody began to experiment and create different techniques that would provide the rich, vibrant colors that the Metal Effects products can achieve. She soon began incorporating the patinas into the furniture they were painting and each piece proved so striking, they sold immediately. Their Metal Effects classes are also so popular that they have become one of the primary focuses at their studio.

Stenciled Patinas on Furniture Dresser | Modern Masters Metal Effects Project by Hoity Toity Peacock | Modern Mastery Studio Series FeatureWhat is your top finishing tip?
Never be afraid to experiment and try new things. If you make a mistake, you can always try again. In fact over the years, we have had so many “pleasant mistakes” turn out to be our best finishes! Most important, never skimp on the product! If you do, your results will be disappointing.

Oxidized Textured Anaglypta Wallpaper on Bookcase Back | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by Hoity Toity PeacockPatina and Pattern on Letter Art | Metal Effects by Modern Masters | Project by Hoity Toity PeacockOxidation and Patina on Mirror Frame | Project by Hoity Toity Peacock with Modern Masters Metal EffectsHow has Modern Masters enhanced your business?
The Metal Effects Patina class has become one of our most popular classes that we offer at our studio at Hoity Toity Peacock in Brenham, TX. It can be used on walls, floors, furniture, art, and just about any object you are wanting that extra unique look. The possibilities are endless! We have also been traveling around the United States and Canada, teaching others these techniques. We feel Modern Masters has taken Hoity Toity Peacock to a new level with this amazing product.

Kitchen Vent with the Metal Effects Rust Finish | Project by Hoity Toity Peacock | Modern Mastery Studio FeatureOxidized and Patinated Trunk | Project by Hoity Toity Peacock | Modern Masters Cafe BlogWhat is your go-to Modern Masters product and/or color?
Without a doubt, the whole line of the Modern Masters Metal Effects is our favorite. We used to think the Copper Reactive Metallic Paint was our favorite, but then we started using the Bronze Reactive Metallic Paint and the Iron Reactive Paint for different techniques. They have all become favorites, for one reason or another. It’s like choosing who is your favorite child…you love them all, just in different ways!

Rust Patina Finish on Textured Table Insets | Project by Hoity Toity Peacock with Modern Masters Metal EffectsPanel Bird Art with Modern Masters Metal Effects Patinas | Project by Hoity Toity Peacok | Modern Mastery Studio Series Feature on Cafe BlogVerdigris and Rust Patinas on Rustic Table Top | Modern Masters Metal Effects | Project by Hoity Toity PeacockIsn’t their work extraordinary? Hoity Toity Peacock provides classes on these Metal Effects techniques as well as run the Brenham, Texas shop where they sell home decor goods and the pieces created with the beautiful reactive patina finishes. The newest project they are working on is a retreat center, with students staying on site 3 – 5 days while learning their incredible techniques, eating gourmet meals and getting pampered. Sounds amazing! Please contact Hoity Toity Peacock on their Facebook page if you are interested in a custom piece and/or taking one of their classes. We hope you’ve enjoyed their Modern Mastery!