The Finished Nativity Scene
Finished Barn Back
I just had to do this! In my previous post, I showed photos of the Stable and Manger scene that I purchased at a Christmas bazaar. I loved it, but felt it needed my artistic touch.
I love the difference now in the vibrant change of color and improvements to the stable. I redid everything from saw dust floor to the moss covered roof.
It was a total makeover and it looks much more real now.
The biggest transformation was in Painting the figurines delicate faces and was the hardest but most rewarding part. For this I used acrylic paint which worked wonderfully!
Working little by little, day by day, it’s finally completed!
All totaled I have 46 1/2 hours on this project, and it was worth every wonderful minute!
Finished Manger Front
Wishing you much joy and happiness today and every day, Yovette
My sister and I went to the Jackson County Home Show outside of Medford Oregon a few weeks ago because we saw that “The Grand View” was going to have a booth there. Now for those of you that don’t know, The Grand View is a PBS Art Show starring Stefan Baumann. He is a wonderful artist and I faithfully followed his shows on TV when I was in Alaska.
When we got to the Home Show, his booth was the first one inside the door. It was a delight to see all the paintings on display and be able to meet some of the artists. The only one missing was the person I so wanted to meet. Stefan Baumann! He was unable to attend his own show.
Jumping ahead… last week I got a surprise phone call that I had won a free class from the Home Show! Oh my gosh, I was so excited! I emailed my sister right away with the good news, and low and behold, she had won a free class too!
So, we got to attend the class this past Thursday, and got to meet this famous artist. We had a great time, met some wonderful people, learned some new things, and got to spend the afternoon painting with Stefan. What could be more fun?
In that very short afternoon, we only got to do an under-painting. But it was a great experience and I am excited to do more with this painting. Unfortunately, Stefan won’t be there to guide me, but I will go on without him. Maybe I will post an after picture later on down the road when it is completed.
Painting with Stefan
As always, I invite you to visit my website to see what I am up to. www.mymagicbrushes.com