Well I thought I would start a journal on my challenge of starting and finishing a Christmas Gift (yes this year!) for my brother-in-law. As my sister said, this would really be a surprise because he doesn't think I am going to paint it.
Couple, yes 2, years ago he wanted me to paint on an old saw blade that was his fathers. He primed it and this year brought it to my home. This saw is round and approximately 18 inches wide.
You have to understand that at the time he asked me to paint on it. I asked him what he wanted. "He didn't care", just paint anything! Well I knew painting a still life with flowers, etc would not fit his man cave. So my sister said his man cave or function center as it is known could be a start. He loves his 4 wheeler and also loves to grill. He even built his own grill. So I decided those were the 3 main elements of the painting. He is also a Dallas Cowboy fan and an Arkansas Razorback fan. So somehow and somewhere those two elements will be incorporated.