Then I applied a base coat of paint, This color is mostly for the wood grained texture background, but I'ts just as easy to apply this base coat to the entire piece as it adds another layer of paint to the sign, Plus I don't need to worry about cutting in any edges yet.
As you can see this process was making the cow pretty hungry so I thought I'd give him some oats.
Really starting to take on some life, It's amazing what color can do.
The basics are here but It still needs a few more coats, the lettering, the snout (pink), the black spots and the green border.
The wood grain, the white and the black lettering outline are complete.