I got about a third of the way through this painting of the month and realized that I forgot to take progress pics. So I’m going to start taking them now. I will try to explain what I did up to the point of the first pic. First off, the original image is one of Anne Stokes, an excellent artist. The painting is on a peice of Bristol board. I used the graphite colored Seral paper to transfer the image. I’m using my Paasche Talon, .38 setup. My paint of choice is Golden brand. I’m relitivly new to using sticky back masking and this is the first time using it on Bristol board. I started on the horizontal wood area. I used raw sienna, used a paintbrush to put in burnt sienna wood grain. The wood grain came out too dark so I went over the whole thing with burnt sienna untill the grain blended in more. Next I did the carving in the horizontal wood. For that i used the raw sienna but thought it was too light so I went over it with burnt sienna, then it was too dark so I went over it some with the raw sienna again and then left it at that. Next I did the vertical wood panels. I sprayed it with burnt sienna, kept it on the dark side. Then with paynes gray i did some vertical dager strokes to simulate straight grain in the wood. I used artists tape to mask off the wider black lines and sprayed them with paynes gray. I still have to do a little more to those black lines to make them more dimensional. Next I sprayed the red ribbon that holds the bells. For the bells, I mixed up some grey and sprayed them. Then added the white for the shine and red and green for the reflections. Next I sprayed the leaves with green then used white for the highlights. Next I sprayed the green in the stocking. Once the red is done in the stocking, I will do the shading and highlights in the stocking. I have more shading and shadows to do but will wait till later to do them. I’m waiting to do the dragon last. Sorry I don’t have progress pics up to this point but will have progress pics from this point on.