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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8 comments:

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh my gosh... and you don't have an Etsy store because....

Honestly girl, reprints of those would be a fabulous thing to sell. Gorgeous work!

Donna

Inspired by you said...

So jealous of your obvious painting talent! I love it!

smsmia said...

i love it :)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

wow. i"m seriously impressed!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm back! I just shared this on FJI Facebook for SNS 84. :)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Funky-Junk-Interiors/175378011140#!/photo.php?fbid=10150265435381141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

Donna

Amanda said...

Love this Ali, featured you on Craft Gossip :) http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/wall-painting-trains/

Roxanne said...

Damn you are talented!!! I found this from craftgossip - I'm so going to stalk your etsy store and lust over it :D

I'm currently pregnant, so I'm looking everywhere for ideas on decoration that will somehow make the garish-colored plastic toys more bearable :) I can draw, but I would kill for your ability to paint!

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Thanks Roxanne! Let me know if you want one painted! I hate the bright colored toys too, but it's hard to get around them.

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