Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Painting Herbie's herb garden

There are no end of things you can waste your time on when you are retired. I've just finished repainting Herbie's miniature herb garden - an old saucepan. I had done it previously but I thought I might try to improve it, so after taking all the old paint off I started again.

Here it is now in our real garden at home.

Last time I used masking tape etc but this time I did it freehand to get a more natural look.From close up you can see it's pretty rough and ready. If you click on this this picture to get it big, you'll see how rough it really is,

but then folks won't see it close up when its on the front of the boat as we pass by.


Anonymous said...

I think it looks great. Remember 'rough and ready' translates to 'rustic charm' when you come to selling these items off your boat roof!
ps. I am totally inept when it comes to art/drawing/painting.....

Vallypee said...

I think it looks great too. If it's too perfect, it doesn't look authentic, so what you've done here is great! I'm hoping to have more time for such things over the next months as well.