Hi everyone!! I hope everyone is doing well. My Brian asked me to keep working—that it would help him if I kept myself busy. Soooo…I have tried my best. I just sprayed (clearcoated) a batch of work this morning. I thought you may be interested in seeing the progression of my work. Here we go….both patterns are by Terrye French……………
Raw wood, just starting to paint…..
notice the masking tape? I use 2-3 rolls per week—FOREVER buying more!!
Painting is finished..notice how light the pumpkins are. I hope you can tell the difference from the next one.
Whoops! Not as clear of a photo…this is after antiquing and clearcoating. Now the chairs…..before….
I think here you can see the difference.I’m REALLY happy how they all came out. The antiquing gives a really beautiful richness to them and the clearcoat makes the colors pop as well as protects the piece. Here are a couple of peeks at what I am working on now…
a snowman design…yes,snowman—I start selling winter/Christmas with my very first show of the year!! By the time Christmas comes around I am sorta sick of seeing the chubby guy in the red suit!!………………………………….2 more chairs……and
plates, a peek at the pattern, and a cheesebox. This is a very large batch—16 pieces-usually I don’t do that many at a time of a published pattern because it takes FOREVER!!! I try to use the same pattern on a wide variety of sizes , shapes, and odd pieces. You have to be prepared because you never know what size your customers will be looking for. It is snowing today and very cold so I am going to paint all day and start to get things ready for Brian’s appointment on Monday.Thank you all so very much for your support. We all really appreciate it. Have a happy day!–Jan