Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rustic it is!

This is my latest painting, made this one today. Not sure if its obvious, but this one is on a piece of wood, so already in its natural frame! We were driving in Durango, Colorado last week and came across this rustic furniture shop by the roadside. The guy who owned it was a fantastic woodwork artist. We bought a hand built side table from him and I asked him if he had any scrap wood to give away. This was one of the three pieces he gave me. I wanted to keep the natural vertical lines on the wood intact, hence chose a birch tree scenery. All I had to do was polish and wax the surface a little bit and it was ready for acrylics! The paint flowed flawlessly and I even got a blotting effect for the pine tree leaves.