....brushed with my desire,
rawness of umber inscribed,
wood and sheen complete….
One boxed bowl, covered with a god’s finish recipe….
....and so coming forth from the darkness into the light of a new day’s dawning….
....two coats of boiled linseed oil, one coat of olive oil, two applications of raw umber acrylic pigment, multiple coats of hand brushed lacquer, rubbed out between every two coats of lacquer with #oooo steel wool….
....the box bowl has been hand gouged and shaped out of hemlock wood and yes these are a favorite of mine, that I continue to do over the course of many years now. The actual working of the wood by hand is the easier part of this making, as the finish is very time consuming, but is the greatness of this wood piece for ‘wood art’....
This is relaxation and meditation in it’s purist form, plus it is herein that I draw from my inner being of strength and complete my circle of goodness….
”....work smart, work safe, and live, to work the wood….”
-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/