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Monday, November 22, 2010

Close the Barn...Shutters?

Inspired by the Barn Screen Door...A friend, Tammy, asked for me to paint a farm scene on to some old shutters that she had bought at a garage sale.  The shutters had been shellacked and had seen a lot of weather.  So the varnish was cracked.  I thought about stripping the old varnish off but I really loved the charm the old cracked varnish gave the shutters.  So, going against EVERY rule known to refinishing...I painted the scene right over the varnish.

I was so nervous about the project because it wasn't carving (something I had gotten comfortable doing) instead it was just painting...and painting is for artists, which I am not.  But I did my best.  Public opinion seems to be that the cows are a bit too fat...but Tammy loved the shutters so her opinion is the only one I need to listen to.