It's October and the Angelwing Begonias are still pretty. It is Fall and what am I doing? Painting Christmas chairs, of course!!
I usually do a snowman chair and love this one. I am so sorry that I do not remember whose pattern this is. I have done this particular pattern for several years.
This is one of my very favorite ones I have ever done. Good ole St. Nick!! I love all of the fun things written around the painting of Santa.
Isn't he a jolly ole soul?
You know, for an old person, painting all of the legs, spindles, and rungs on a chair can be quite a challenge. But, I survive.
The seats are generally what has all of the detail on them. If I don't have alot of detail on the seat or have fabric on a seat, I normally make several pillows to go on the chair.
So, this is the start of the Christmas chair season. Even if it is still October. I usually have 5-6 coats of paint on them by the time I prime and put a couple of coats of acrylic. Then by adding all of the detail, it make another couple of coats.
Then, I do 2-3 coats of varnish on them, waiting several days in between to get them good and dry. When I am painting for a show, I start early in the summer and put them in my storage building for a couple of months. Then, they are really good and dry and have a hard finish on them.
Hope you enjoyed these chairs.
Till next time, Judy