Thursday, November 10, 2011
This piece is entitled Dictionary Dog. No drawing ability required, just imagination and creativity. My inspiration for him came from a Pottery Barn children's catalog. I bought an old desk a few months back and it had a make-shift drop leaf desk top on the side of it that just looked like an add-on. So I took it off and saved the discarded piece of wood. We painted it Rustoleum Heirloom White. I had purchased a greeting card with dogs on it and chose one of the images for the sign. I blew it up on my color copier so it was big enough to put under my artist's projector.
After all the lettering was done and the dog was painted, I sanded back the whole piece with my mouse sander and went over it with some Jacobean Minwax stain. Just a light coat to age the whole painting.