Fence Art – 25 pieces of art using a backyard fence as the canvas
In looking up ideas for my fence art whale the other week, I came across some incredible fences that were a work of art. The artists used the actual fence panels, chain link, pickets and clay walls as their canvas and created backyard spaces fit for an art gallery. If the fences in your garden are in need of some TLC then why not look at the Austin Fence Company – Fence Repair & Installation. Once they have dealt with your fence, decorate it using your favorite design from the pics below!
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Plants won’t grow, or perhaps you’re nursing a new garden? Fill in the gaps with painted flowers that will bloom year round.
If your artistic talents aren’t up to the calibre above, try projecting your image onto your fence and then simply painting in silhouette – no shading or gradation necessary. Better still, choose your colour palette and create using geometric shapes on repeat. When you can’t beat ’em, join ’em: You don’t have to paint your entire fence to create a dramatic effect – try a small section or gate. Fence art doesn’t have to be limited to wood fences either – create a drought resistant garden on an adobe fence. Add chalk shapes to your fence and let your little Picasso’s create their own fence art. Not interested in painting? This fence was made over a period of time by adding one lid, one cap, one top at a time. If your backyard is your oasis, why not create an oasis in your backyard? This fence art would require some cutting and sizing, but the fun and whimsy could be shared between you and your neighbour. You’ve seen string art right? Why not take it to the 10th degree and create a giant string art fence? Easily removed by just pulling out nails afterwards. This one was used as a wedding backdrop. This fence art might not season well in cooler climates, but would be so lush and lavish in more tropical areas. Would you believe this gate (source unknown) was created by recycling an old garden hose? Repurposed fence art – brilliant! Chain link poses a problem for artists that prefer paints, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t create art other ways – like by embroidering maybe? Or creating colourful weaves. This next fence might be the result of a talented artist and a party full of drinkers – how about solo cup fence art!
Tiny little mural clearly made with a specific muse as influence. This fence artist used a scroll saw to create her masterpiece. Sometimes the art isn’t in the image, but in the colour, movement and feeling that a piece emotes. I’d argue that these cheery hues are fence art in themselves. For the inspiration-seeking gardeners – fence art might merely be a favourite quote in a special place. I love the idea of silhouette fence art – whether it be birds on a wire, or a traced image of your kids… Yup, I can see this happening on my fence. There you go – inspiration and enough creativity to put us all to shame. I don’t know how I’m going to look at my bare fence again without feeling like a slacker. Have a great one! Linked to: Between Naps on the Porch
25 masterpieces created using a backyard fence as the canvas – includes chain link, wood and adobe fences. Fence art, fence mural, painted fences, garden art