Thursday, May 31, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
I've been working on the back of my buffalo bench for a couple of days now. I still have a LOT of painting to do. It doesn't seem to be going quite as quickly as the front did. As I was painting today, I started wondering how many people are going to be offended. I am not advocating anything. This is pretend! It may be taboo for today's generation because of the media hype about guns but we all played cowboys & indians or cops & robbers as kids and most of us grew up without any desire to shoot people. So don't take this too seriously, PLEASE!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
I'm finished with the front of the buffalo as of today. The finishing touch was to have my daughter write the phrase "Cowboys & Indians" so I could project it onto the bench. That's a small change I made to the original design. I thought it would look better with a child's handwriting since this is all about kids playing. I'm really enjoying myself as I paint this bench. Tomorrow I start the back.
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
I finally got started on my buffalo bench yesterday and after a rocky start, I am pleased with the progress I made today. This is my favorite of the two benches and also has more faces to paint, however, I'm painting this monochromatically (burnt umber and white) so I just have to work with value instead of color temperature and value....Here's my unsolicited plug for Chroma Atelier Acrylics - I am SOOOO glad I bought them for this project. They really do stay moist and blend very nicely. And I can just rinse my paintbrush out in water! I'll see if I can get some close-ups tomorrow but for now, you can see how the front of the bench looks.
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