Mar 28, 2010

Garden shed - The wall

After a long break, inspired by the spring I decided to make a garden scene. The Hungarian country kitchen is resting a little bit, because I had a problem with it I can't solve this time. The planned scene is a garden shed (actually only one wall) and a potting table.
The slates are made of balsa wood. This is the most treatable wood type, you can cut it by a blade.
After setting the window only the painting was behind.

I chose a nice yellow shade, mixing tempera.
Then I aged the brisk colour with grey, so the wood got a shabby, old effect. I smeared the corner of the window with nail polish, then dispersed some white and grey chalk powder onto it. Tadam! Messy window!

1 comment:

Norma said...

It's difficult to age things well I think but you mastered it in this wall. I love the idea of the 'dirty' powder and the clear nail polish, how clever!!