Beginning With Books Charitable Auction - The Table
This is the completed tabletop of the furniture set for the auction. The hardest thing for me to do was to choose the variety of dogs and then stop adding more of them as I continued. There are so many wonderful breeds.
A local literacy organization was searching for local Pittsburgh artists to donate their time and paints to raise money for their group. Furniture pieces like adult and children's rockers, and a table and chairs needed illustrated for the ten year old reader. I chose the table and chairs and painted the 'Dog Theme' shown in the picture. The chairs each had a single dog curled up on the seat and all three pieces had the paw-hand print insignia wood burned into them.
The raw furniture was stained with three coats of water based stain, illustrations done with acrylic paint and top coated with several layers of clear acrylic paint.
Medium: Acrylic on Wood