Having Fun Painting Gourds
October 2, 2015 2:45pm CST
Sometimes gourds grow in funny shapes. This one looked like a bird to me. I painted it with acrylic paint and spayed it with polyurethane spray to finish. I also like to drill holes in the top of them and make birdhouses.I drill two small holes at the top to run a piece of wire through the gourd for hanging and stuff a little straw inside for the little birdies to nest in. Do you enjoy decorative painting?
4 Oct 15
I would love to be able to paint, beside painting doors etc. I wasn't very good in art at school, but these days it interests me so much more. I love photography and the beauty and enjoyment form that. Maybe one day I will paint something, never too late to start.
• Duncan, Arizona
4 Oct 15
I have friends that are in their senior years, taking lessons painting and they are quite good at it. Perhaps observation over so many years pays off. I enjoy trying to paint off of photos occasionally but detail is very time consuming.