Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lazy Susan - Celebration RM300 - The Makings!

I decided to try this design by artist, Ritva Rasmussen. Looking at it told me it was beyond my less than a year's experience in decorative painting, but I thought I'd still give it a go. I started yesterday at 9.30am and finished at 12.40am! I had a few short breaks in between and my shoulders really ached by the time I stopped after midnight.

Everything went well except at the end where I had to paint two thin borders in gold. I don't have a steady hand when it comes to lettering, let alone 2 thin circles! I messed up and at 10.40pm I decided to forget the outer gold border and touch up the background to its original state. I was still not too happy with the outcome and decided to call it a night at 12.40am.

This morning I decided to give a gold mottled effect outside the inner gold circle and this time it was much better. I just wish I could paint fine lines and circles perfectly and smoothly!!! Below are the pictures I took of each step I took in completing it.

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