Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rudolph Backdrop

Well, I mentioned to you the other day that I was working on this huge Reindeer painting and I promised to share it. So, here it is. Be sure you click on the picture to make it bigger so you can get a good look.

This measures about 4 foot x 4 foot. I'm only 5'2" so you can imagine me crawling around on the basement floor to reach all the areas of this painting. At one point I felt something wet on my knees and realized I was in the middle kneeling on wet paint! Eek! It took about 3 hours to complete (so why does a tiny card take me 2 hours?). The large areas are all painted with a sponge so it goes pretty quick!

Here's a closeup of the eyes. I love to paint eyes! I spent a lot of time doing the colored part of the eye. I was having fun and just kinda lost myself in it!

What's it for? In my spare time (Ha!) I'm a co-leader for my DD's 4th grade Girl Scout troop. Each year the troops at our school do a fund raiser called the Santa Sale. For sale are very inexpensive items for children to purchase as gifts for their family. This was painted to be used as a backdrop for photos to "get your picture taken with Rudolph". Another troop is making frames to go with this. Imagine a child standing just to the right of Rudolph's head. How cute it's going to be!

I did use one stamp: Snowfall

Michelle B.


JenMarie said...

Oh this is beautiful!

Stephanie said...

You are just so talented.. YOU DON'T NEED STAMPS!!! lol!

Anonymous said...

THUD!!! That's me falling off my chair. You are ao talented. Can you share just a smidge with me please?

Amy said...

Wow... I am speachless... how beautiful is your work!! WOW!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is amazing! I love the richness of colour and it must be fantastic in that scale! What a great project (and I've done that with paint too, and ink and ep and.... heehee)