This piece is tilted "Run Toto Run". I have a particular fondness for Carin Terriers having owned a couple, and like many, a particular love for The Wizard of Oz.
I started with a quick comp on the iPad, and set it up to use as reference.
I then cut out a stencil shape just to maintain some consistency with the "L" arrow shape. I added a mile acrylic wash over the whole thing to soak into the grain, then tinted washes of 3 colors for the stencil.
The character, spears, and mountain were done with a thicker acrylic application.
I painted up the sides of the board as well - allowing for some quick fan dries between steps helps move things along.
Not a bad first try - I already have another wood board project in the works too as I'm trying to get more comfortable with the techniques - getting ready for the Elmhurst Guild Summer show!