Things have been busy over here with things starting to reopen. Jaime is recovering more and more everyday (here’s an update). And I just finished painting my trout! I think my friend Dennis would be really happy with it.
I can’t believe this is finally done. It took over 92 hours to paint it over a period of 3 months. I tried to work in as many quilt patterns as I could.
I didn’t plan any of it ahead of time just started in the middle and worked my way outward picking colors as I went. For the majority of the fish I used a high quality liquid acrylic paint by Decoart called Media Fluid Acrylics. It will be sprayed with some kind of auto body finish to keep it UV protected for years. It will eventually be displayed somewhere down by the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.
I’m really excited to get it out of my store now…it’s been taking up a lot of room. And now I can move onto new projects. I’ve got a few I’m working on but one is this series “Animals of the Smoky Mountains” that I hope to make into some notecards or something.
I hope you are all doing well considering how crazy the world is right now. I’m not sure when I’m going to open my store back up but I’m still painting and creating and posting daily at @lilblueboo on Instagram.