Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax on this beautiful Fall morning with a cup of tea. I have a feeling that most of you are as happy as I am to welcome Fall. Such a glorious time of the year with the bright colors, clear blue skies, cool nights - a time for a new beginning in the garden with some plants and flowers getting ready to nap and some coming into their glory.
Let's join Bentley, my Studio Assistant in the garden to look for inspiration for us to paint a Lady Scarecrow. Bentley just had surgery to have a non-malignant cyst removed and was shaved - he is fine - just a little shy with his short haircut!
I just started planting and decorating my garden for Fall and the first thing I did was to turn an old dress mannequin into a lady scarecrow for inspiration.
Now that we have a little Fall inspiration let's start painting. I sketched out a lady scarecrow and you are welcome to copy my drawing. I use an 8x10 canvas - you can also paint on a board. Material for painting can be purchased at Michael's or any craft store. I use acrylic paint as they are nontoxic and dry fast.
I am going to hang my sign on my front door and want to add a WELCOME sign to my drawing. You can add as many or as few items to your drawing as you want - depending on your comfort level. I added birds and pumpkins and Mums to mine.
Now that we have the basic drawing - above is the little Welcome sign that I added to mine. I am going to paint my lady wearing a blue denim dress. First I paint a light coat of paint on the entire painting to get the feel of the colors.
Here is my completed painting. To hang add two eye hooks on the back and tie with a ribbon.