Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Patriotic Santa Dummy Board, Done!

I did it! I finished my Santa Dummy Board! It was finally warm enough outside (OK, so it was only 30 but it was "warmer" than it's been all week, LOL!) and I ventured outside to varnish him and take a pic.
Isn't he the bomb? The pic has a little glare but otherwise the colors are pretty true. Hope you can get a close up of that beard. I was thinking Willie Nelson, so I went all out, hahaha. OMG! Hope I don't get coal in my stocking for that!
Anyway, Now he's ready to hang. I wish I had a covered porch, he looks so good outside. ... but he'd get wet and warped. Oh, well... Inside he goes.
But he's so cute; I'm sure to find a spot for him soon. B=)

13 comments:

WondrousStrange said...

I love Dummy Boards...this one is great!

Tam said...

Love it, well done!
Thank you for the nice note you included with my Wool Crazy book order.
Looking forward to more of your blog posts :)

Cheryl said...

He is just wonderful! Congrats!

Jenny said...

Hi Brenda, he is awesome. I used to have a wholesale business many years ago that sold dummy boards. My big claim to fame was designing a Santa that was in Country Classics you can buy in Country Living magazine. He got a lot of press!

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

He came out great.........I just love him!
Hugs,
Lynn

Maggey and Jim said...

You did a wonderful job.. He looks so real and I love Willie......
Maggey

Kaaren said...

Super job, Brenda! Wow, kiddo...you're certainly on a roll with all these finishes. And great ones to boot!

Debra @ Life is a Stitch said...

WAs this the last painting project from this past weekend? I LOVE it!!! I wish this shop was close to me, too!!!
I can't believe the beard colors and depth!
Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

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Mary Tullila said...

You wouldnt be selling those are ya?? It turned out just fabulous!!

Brenda said...

I do not sell them. I just paint them to display in my home. =)

Sylvia said...

He is just wonderful! I want to learn to paint.

SDQUILTER1760 said...

i never heard of a dummy board before, but this looks really cool. why is it called a dummy board, or am i the dummy? lol