Truth.... isn't it strange?

" Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities . Truth isn't "

Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little milking stool painted on commission. This one I simply sanded a little.... just enough to dull the shine of the finish and then I started painting using acrylic artist paints. I rarely use craft paints since they generally don't have the richness of hue and look chalky .

This is a good example of something you can begin without a plan . Get out a brush ( do invest in a few good synthetic bristle brushes if you are using acrylics ) , a cup of water and start playing.

expect to spend 30 or 40 dollars for 3 brushes. Get a good liner , a 3/4 inch flat and a medium round . I use the liner and the flats almost exclusively. I started this project right over the wood . no solid coat of paint. after I finish the painting , it sits for a day or two ( since this paint job was so thin , one day was ample ) . Then I coat it with a water based polyurethane. Here I used exterior grade for UV resistance. I did 2 coats . that is the least I would do and often 3 is needed.

Friday, October 14, 2011

A little mini mural above the headboard of a young college student. Her mother wanted to surprise her with something that celebrates her achievements.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Re-purposed Floor Cloth

finally finished re-touching this floor cloth for a client who is moving her business from Cottage Grove to Kona , Hawaii ..... I'm definitely going to make a trip to her shop . I'll have to make sure the rug fits !

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Just finished and hung this mirror. No rhyme or reason to this .... just plain fun. 17X22inch.