Painting of Sandpiper Birds Running On the Beach – The first step in painting on a wood sofa table is to layout the drawing on the table. I started the drawing in pencil on the table top. When I was satisfied with the composition I painted a thin layer of paint on the table using the pencil sketch as a guide. I am painting over the textured surface on the table and I have decided to leave that texture under my painting.  I’m using acrylic paints because they are durable and they dry quickly. The painting will be a vignette on the table top so I will fade the edges of the painting into the original white textured background. The size of the table is 16″ by 44″ long with a height of 29 inches. I will describe the next step in painting of sandpiper birds on the beach in my next post in a couple days so check back to follow along.