Thursday, February 25, 2010

Benches On Parade - Part 5

Drumroll please...I'm done painting the bench!

I'll probably do a spot check on it one more time, but it's all finished. It feels great to have the painting all done. The next step is to take it to an autobody shop to have it clear coated, and then I can turn the bench back in to the Benches On Parade coordinators.

I'd also like to take some better photos of it once I get it out of the enclosed porch - it's difficult to photograph it in such a constrained space and I'd like to have photos of it to keep for my portfolio.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Benches On Parade - Part 4

My work on the bench for Benches On Parade is on the home stretch! Over the past couple days, I started getting into a lot of the detail work - circles and dots with the stripe patterns, cleaning up the globes, adding more stripes, etc.

The front of the bench is almost complete. I had to re-sand the rim of the seat a little bit so I could re-paint the rim to fix the alignment of the yellow bar. I'm going to be adding some lettering to the seat rim, so now it's all prepped and ready for that. The only other thing the front of the bench needs are the computer chip patterns in the two navy blue panels.

On the back of the bench, the stripes and dots are almost complete. I've marked where all of the circles need to be painted in. The other details the back needs are the blue grid lines and the computer chip patterns in the three navy blue blocks. The computer chip pattern is also going to be added to the navy blue areas on the sides of the bench. The end is in sight!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Benches On Parade - Part 3

Here are some more photos documenting the progress on my bench for Benches On Parade. I've been working on using the painters tape to add more of the stripes and lines in the design, as well as adding the globes and starting some of the light blue lines on the bench seat. The globe only has the first layer of paint, so the color isn't solid enough yet. It's coming along pretty well. The next thing to tackle are the computer chips on the sides and the bottom panels.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Benches On Parade - Part 2

Here are some photos of the progress I've been making on the bench that I'm painting for Benches On Parade. I've been mapping out a lot of the straight lines using painter's tape, which is helping the process go much more smoothly. Next up, the globes, more lines, and the computer chip patterns.