Holiday Project: A painted winter scene on a Vintage Hand Saw
I have a handsaw that was picked up at a Flea Market in the Fall of 2016. That is if I remember correctly. There was a nice winter scene that I wanted to paint and this saw was ideal for it. That winter scene did not get done so a couple of days back I decided to do a different scene and include a painting on the opposite side of the saw as well.
Moving right along to get the saw painted I neglected to take pictures of the steps to do the paintings the on the first saw. This photo is of the saw I obtained from one of the garages in order to show part of the process for the snowman side.
After lightly sanding the metal on this saw I applied a coat of Zinsser primer to seal the metal. Once this primer coat had dried (with the help of a blow dryer to speed things up) I began to dab in the background color.
Thallo blue with just a touch of white. Then I tapped in some distant evergreens and highlighted them.
The snow color for the field is a blending of browns with a little blue. Then to add depth to the snow, pure white was applied over the base color in some areas.
The snowman base color is a blending of light blue lavender and white. This will add coolness to the white that will go on top of this mixture as well as add some dimension to him.
Next step is to add more white to the snow yet leave enough color visible underneath to make the snow have some depth to it. The Snowman with the red scarf is on the first saw.
In the previous photo and in this one the snowman is now being dressed up more in a simple scarf and black hat. I added a couple of fence posts here and a little pine tree, and a Cardinal.
To finish the demo saw I dabbed in some lights for the tree and added some winter grasses, and finished the scarf and hat on the snowman.
The double painted saw is for sale and can be seen at https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Hand-Painted-Cross-cut-Saw-Both-sides-painted-for-the-price-of-one-/531956350
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