Farm living is the life for me
Land spreading out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside
New York is where I'd rather stay
I get allergic smelling hay
I just adore a penthouse view
Darling I love you, but give me Park Avenue
The chores, the stores, fresh air, times square
You are my wife, goodbye city life
Green Acres we are there
OK, this piece is my ode to the Green Acres TV Show. I used to love this show. I haven't seen it in a while. But anyway, I got to thinking about farm living and how it might be a nice change of pace. This piece is the result.
As always, I started with a rough sketch.
And then I created a more detailed grid drawing to refine everything. The biggest addition was the windmill. I was afraid it might be too much detail for the tile work, but I thought it was worth a try.
Next, I transferred the drawing to my already prepared frame.
|Transferring Grid Drawing to Frame|
So this is what the backing looks like before I start gluing on all of the pieces.
|Farm Living transferred to Frame|
I usually throw a few handfuls of tiles on the board just to make sure that the colors work together. And then I start with the cutting and gluing.
|Farm Living Gluing|
And after many hours, the gluing is finally done.
|Farm Living Gluing Complete|
And then it is time for grout. For this piece I am using a grout color called "Harvest" which is a neutral sandstone color. This piece is 1' x 2' and requires about a half pound of grout. Mix the grout until it is the consistency of peanut butter.
|Farm Living Preparing Grout|
|Farm Living Applying Grout|
And after the grout has been worked into all of the nooks and crannies, it is time to clean off the excess.
|Farm Living Cleaning Grout|
|Farm Living Complete|
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