|Page from Life's a Beach|
Here's another condundrum. A metal pail is a smooth finish and it is near impossible to paint without visible brush strokes. This does not occur on the wood surfaces I paint since they're porous, and generally flat. Dealing with the bump, the roundness of pail and the smooth finish of metal all added to the difficulty of painting the borders with this one. If I followed the blocking of color as done with the book pail, I would have had to design something suitable to fit in that front space, and deal with acrylic brush strokes. I finally decided on following the color scheme, and accepting the scroll work as the border. All the black lines were hand painted as well. Why? Well, some might use a Micron .05 pen, but I've tried this, and the lines come out nicer by brush. Trust me. They do.
|We needed a picnic basket and beach ball.|
|Miss E. Mouse's painting table - pail in the works.|