Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Train Painting

If you are looking for a great tutorial on how to paint a train, you will be sadly disappointed here because I totally suck at taking pictures when I'm in a 'painting zone'.
What I can say though, is that I've been wanting to paint a train for a while now (I guess that's what happens when your kid is obsessed with Thomas!), but I had no clue what to paint, so I googled images of trains and took a little bit from each picture that I liked and turned it into my own creation.

I ended up painting a steam engine, 1 freight car, and a caboose, with a total length of 3 feet. I originally wanted to make it look like they were all coupled (I admit I only know that term from watching Thomas day after day after day), but the problem was that the back of the steam engine sticks out, so I would have had to paint that part on the piece of wood with the freight car, which I didn't want to do. Instead, I centered each painting on the wood and labeled it with a figure number.

But no piece of mine would be complete without some distressing and stain!

Here are the pics of the finished product:

If interested in purchasing your own set of train paintings, shoot me an email for more info =)

Or you can check out my etsy listing here.

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