As you can tell, they really had to twist my arm to agree. I couldn't wait to get started! The painting is meant to be a surprise birthday gift, and after throwing a few ideas around, her husband and I decided on a girl running along a Hawaiian beach at sunset.
|Step 1: Sketch out the landscape to then cut out and trace onto canvas|
|Step 2: Paint the sky and ocean|
|Mountains and beach|
|The cut out palm trees I never used|
|See? Not too shabby!|
|Sketched me...I took a little artistic license and added more hair so you'd know it's a girl|
Now, you think I'm done right? No, sir! Now comes the tricky part. He wanted me to add a scripture verse to the painting. Now, for those that know me, I have absolute chicken scratch for handwriting. Its horrid. It's some kindergarden print/cursive mutant hybrid. So, I typed out the verse in a fancy cursive font and printed it out to stare at while I attempted to write pretty. It can't be that hard, right? Just pretend they're palm trees, Tink! It's just lines and shapes, how hard can it be?
After 2 attempts and a trip to the local craft store, I finally got it right. Third times the charm! It helped that I was writing the verse in white on black, so each time I messed up I just painted over it in black to wipe the slate clean.
So finally, I give you The Hawaiian Runner:
|Hawaiian Runner - 24" x 28" Acrylic|
It totally made my day! I can't wait to wear it. This too could be yours from the Big Island Running Co.
Well, another painting done...Time to start on my next one, and this one is going to be HUGE.