In the painting process I wanted the shirt to look like it had some age but not necessarily worn out. I wanted to try and get a faded look so I mixed some red with a tannish brown and it gave me the look I wanted. I didn't use white because I wasn't going for pink but a red that had maybe lost some of it's color. Once I had painted the overalls I decided against the stripes, simply because I liked the color I painted and the way it looked overall on the carving. The only other thing painted was the hint of a white t-shirt under the reddish shirt and the buttons.
Next I will address the base I will put him on, I am leaning towards carving a bale or two of hay for him to sit on, I may even add a pitch fork or possibly a bit of fencing. I will do one section at a time and see how it looks before I add any new additions. I will use some butternut for the bales of hay so that I can utilize the grain for additional lines for the bales.
as always happy trails
Carpe diem 4 carving