Thursday, July 17, 2014

"The Ballad of Bedford" is the title of this work

 
Hello Dear Friends,  We wanted to share our fun day with you.  We started work on the Bedford guitar.  We each painted a version of the barn in Bedford we decided to work on.  I don't think I'm supposed to disclose the location so I'm generalizing with "Bedford".

 
Judy had already prepped the guitar surface with Kilz and gesso.  BTW, a portion of the sales of the guitar will go to the Rescue Mission, which operates the 2nd Helpings Gallery.  Above the larger barn paintings have been gelled on.

 
Here Mary Anne and Sue are making the background a sky blue.

 
Here we have started adding the small farm critters to the sides and putting the painted papers in torn bits to finish the sides.

 
Here it's getting close to the finish.

 
Here is the finished back.

 
And here is the finished front.  It's very creative and unique.  A real conversation piece.  Now Judy has the task of varnishing the instrument.  And I know everyone says this, but it is really better looking in person.  In fact you should make a note on your calendar to see the show.  Just click HERE to read about the Barns of Bedford on the Bower Center's website !
Happy Trails

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