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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Lonesome Dove!

This was my handmade gift to David this Christmas!  I bought this wood piece from Walmart.
To prepare the wood I sprayed on a coat of matte finisher and used fine sand paper to very lightly sand until smooth.  I used about 9 shades of browns and tans (acrylics) even mixing many of them together to get different shades.    I wanted to get a sepia tone to the painting.  I started by painting a sepia toned background that was a little lighter in the middle area.  After I painted the background I sanded it very lightly again.  It took me some time to paint the picture b/c I only did a little at a time, then finally, after I finished the painting I sprayed on 3 coats of the matte finisher (drying between coats).  If anyone wants more details just email me!  Click to zoom!  Oh, and David LOVED it and wants to hang it in our living room!! =)  It really is so much more fun to give than to receive!


Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

WOW! You just take my breath away. This is beyond beautiful. What a treasure this will be for life!

Karin said...

Hi Tiffany,
I'm over from the Yahoo group and I just had to say this is unbelievable! Totally beautiful and fantastic! And if you got an endorsement from Mel (I mean, how great is she??) you know it's got to be good! Thanks for showing it off!

linda said...

That is so beautiful - wow wow! Great job!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning Tiffany - just beautiful!

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