Painting finally completed!!!

It’s done!!! I wish I could say I painted it all on my own but alas, it’s was all Zoe’s brilliance and hard work which has gotten us to this point!!!! What a relief to finally get the painting done and I must admit, I’m a very happy man.
To start off with, here is a picture of my lounge room which I doubled as my workshop. One corner ceiling was converted to display my completed items. Just a little bit of motivation to keep me going every time I sat down to watch TV….. ……..I would plonk myself on the couch and call out “Zoe, you haven’t finished painting the lion” before proceeding to relax and watch TV while supervising Zoe =D Here is Zoe hard at work putting on the final touches
You can just make out the bottom of my little TV above her head. I took this picture, sitting on the couch. BEST Thanks to the guys on liondancing.org/forum for advising me on the use of varnish. I ended up with a Josonja’s Polyurethane water based gloss varnish and applied 3 coats to give the lion a heck of a glossy look.

And without further adieu, here are some of the photos


This is what the eyes ended up looking like. A combination of the previous two eyes we had earlier. 

And …………………………. here he is!!!
BEHOLD!!! 

And the lovely Zoe with our painted lion head.
Picasso in the making.

Hope you like the look of it so far

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4 thoughts on “Painting finally completed!!!

  1. Gorgeous! Congrats to the two of you! You’re on the home stretch, should be quick and easy from here on out. Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • I did lose a couple of strands. I avoided it mainly by hanging onto the ends. When some did get pulled (but not out) it made the pom pom look lopsided so I would brush it at the other end to even it out. Losing a few strands shouldn’t matter too much because the frizz of the wool generally covers it up.
      What you do lose is a lot of very fine hairs, but not whole strands.

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