draft horse #1 of series

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this is burned on a maple cabinet door.
and colored with acrylics, chalk and colored pencils.

it is the first in my draft horse series.

-- pat,ohio...

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Jim Earl

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#1 posted 11-10-2006 04:05 AM

you have such a gift talent. You put your heart in all your work,and it shows in all the work I have seen of yours. Your are one of a kind. Thank you for such Beautiful art work. An Admirier of ypour work James L. Earl

-- Jim Earl

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Danette Smith

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#2 posted 11-10-2006 07:54 AM

Hi Pat!
What a wonderful piece. I think you have found your niche in doing horses. You are a natural!! Hugs…Dannie

-- Danette Smiths Pyrography and Easels -

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#3 posted 11-10-2006 03:25 PM

Thanks Pat, beautiful work I just love draft horses. This is one of the best representations I’ve ever seen. You are the master. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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pat sherman

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#4 posted 11-11-2006 05:51 AM

gosh folks. you really know how to make a person feel good.
soon my hat will not fit anymore.
serious. thanks a lot for the very nice comments on my horses. i love horses and up till my hubby had his stroke 7 yrs ago. i had horses all my life.

thanks agin.

-- pat,ohio...

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Mark A. DeCou

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#5 posted 11-13-2006 03:41 AM

Pat: wow!
keep burning the wood jocksister.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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pat sherman

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#6 posted 11-13-2006 03:56 AM

thanks Mark. the nice comments from you and the other woodworkers really makes my day.
and did i tell you all that i just love the stuff you all make. makes me drool. :)

-- pat,ohio...

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dennis mitchell

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#7 posted 11-19-2006 07:02 AM

I keep coming back and looking at this one Pat. For me it stands out from the rest of your work. It is almost like an illistration for a story…so now I want to hear the story.

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pat sherman

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#8 posted 11-19-2006 04:11 PM

hi dennis, thanks for the nice comment. as far as a story on my horses not really sure it is a story.
i grew up around horses, my grandfather farmed with themand so did my father. my uncle never had a tractor on his land up to the day he died. i have ridden and shown and been around horses all my life. and the draft horses have always been among my favorites. they are so big and so strong and most of them are also gentle giants.
the woodburnings are my way of showing my love of the horses. even tho i no longer own one, the love is still there. and i am glad it shows thu in my work.
thank you very much.

-- pat,ohio...

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#9 posted 04-07-2007 08:47 AM

Very nice I never saw woodburning that was than painting later, it really looks great together. You did a beautiful job.

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pat sherman

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#10 posted 04-07-2007 04:24 PM

thanks diane. but the draft horse is not painted. i use colored pencils,chalk and water based oil pastels in my work. the way i do it makes it look painted but lets teh grain of the wood and the burning show thu. thanks so much for looking.

-- pat,ohio...

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#11 posted 05-12-2008 12:58 AM

that is just brilliant. How do you finish and protect that? what kind of product do you use?

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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pat sherman

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#12 posted 05-12-2008 02:26 AM

i finish my woodburnings with several coats of clear paint.
spray paint.

the clear paint keeps them from fading. woodburnings should never be put in direct sunlite.

but clear paint is what i use. i have tried laquer but do not like it much.
and poly will turn the woodburning yellow.

thanks for looking

-- pat,ohio...

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#13 posted 02-09-2010 03:55 AM

Wonderful job again, your work is so impressive. I can tell you that automotive clear urethane will protect your pieces very well. It is catalyzed and must be sprayed on with a spraygun. Let me know if you have any questions.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#14 posted 02-09-2010 05:29 AM

super work well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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