My best friend loves Gustave Courbet, and this is her favorite painting by him:
I looked everywhere for a print of it with no prevail. I finally got so fed up, I decided I would just make a stencil of it for her. After I made the outline in Photoshop, I thought I was in over my head:
Patience and steady hands were the key. After laying down the paint and removing the stencil from the canvas, I was overjoyed:
It sucked waiting for a month to giver her this gift. She loved it.