This is a painting of a tractor for a little boy's room. My client's father made the wood fame. A great idea, but since neither I nor my husband own a saw, it was impossible for me to make. Thank goodness for dad's, right!
I asked for a few scraps of wood to get familiar with the surface. That makes big difference. Knowing how the material takes paint is very important. I was pleased with the wood. It still allowed for me to maintain my "watercolorish" style. The main thing I had to remember was to keep the brush as dry as possible. If the brush was too saturated with water the colors would bleed in the wood. No one wants runny lines!
The family will add the painted wood frame. I hope they will send pictures. I asked if they could wait to add the frame until after I was finished. I wanted to make sure that I had plenty of space for the painting. Now that it is complete I don't think it would have been a problem. It is best to play it safe.
Here is the inspiration for the wood painting. My client found these and asked if I could do the Farmall tractor. And of course my answer was "I can paint anything on anything!" Okay, that might be a stretch. I doubt I could do the Mona Lisa on wood. Thankfully there aren't too many requests for things like that.