Over the summer, I decided to stain and paint some of the wood items that was in my to do pile. I purchased the box from Walmart. It was stained with Minwax Red Mahoney. I sprayed the entire box with Minwax Polyurethane because if I made a mistake on painting the box, the paint would not soaked into the wood and I could wipe the paint off before it dried. I painted the box using chalk paint.
I did not paint the inside of the box. It was stained and sealed using polyurethane.
This painting was done on a 5″x5″ canvas. It started out as a pour painting, but the blue paint took over the painting. After it dried, for about a week, put a mandala on top of the fluid painting using metallic acrylic paint.
Today’s design inspiration comes from a saddle. Yes, the thing you sit on when you ride a horse. No, I did not ride a horse.
Saddle with a Twist
I started with creating the drawing below in Corel Draw. The saddle looked like the design was punched into it, so I tried to add depth. The line drawing is available for download on the Coloring page. I have increased the available drawing size from 3.5″ to 7″ because of the detail.