There isn’t much to talk about today, except to show the painting progress that I made on my new patterns. I spent pretty much of the day working on them, and I believe that finishing them up will take at least a couple additional days. I hope to have the patterns up on my site by the end of the week.
For those of you who don’t read every day, what I am in the process of doing is converting my projects SLD438 12 Spooky Scrolled Key Ornaments and SLD439 12 Spooky Halloween Ornaments from woodworking patterns into painting patterns.
The original woodworking patterns look like this:
After showing them here in the blog, I heard from many painters that were interested in me making painted versions of them. It didn’t take much persuasion from them to convince me to give it a go. I love painting, and bringing beautiful autumn color to these pieces is more than a pleasure to me.
So far, this is what I have come up with:
Just by their nature, painting patterns take a while longer to create than scroll sawing ones. The amount of time it takes to paint is just a bit longer. But I do enjoy painting a great deal and seeing each of these ornaments come to life is just as exciting for me and creating the scroll sawn versions.
I will continue to work on these today, and have another update tomorrow. I hope you all like what I have done so far and I hope that if you have never painted before, it makes you want to give them a try.
It is another foggy and rainy day here in Nova Scotia, as it was yesterday. But that didn’t stop us from taking a break and driving to the shore to get some of our favorite ice cream. We had a great holiday weekend which probably by most people’s standards was a bit boring. Be we enjoyed it very much.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"