This blog is such a great tool for tracking progress on projects. When preparing for this post, I felt like I didn’t get anything done since the last week, but when I compare my last post, I feel like I’ve actually gone several steps forward. Huzzah! This week I added in some tree texture. I don’t want the treeline to stick out because the monuments are the focus, but I liked the idea of it having some texture, so I added in pine needles left over from our Christmas tree. I know what you’re wondering, and no, we don’t still have our Christmas tree up in February. But we do have a fireplace, so the branches are lingering around the house.
This evening I was able to finish the trees with a nice dark green color. I don’t want to add any more attention to them, so they are done. Hurray! I also started adding in some twine to represent the ripples in the water. They’ll be covered with quite a bit of paint eventually, but I wanted some clear bumps.
Slowly but surely I’m getting there. I had hoped to finish this weekend (mainly to free up our guest room for a friend) but it looks like I might be painting for a few more weeks. Sigh. Anyone else just wish there were more hours in the day?
By the way, I promise to stop using my camera phone and instead pick up an actual real camera. These are pitiful. I know.