|Project by shipwright||posted 02-08-2016 11:46 PM||1871 views||9 times favorited||45 comments|
This was my entry in the recent “Shop Art” swap. It went to RichCMD who as luck would have it already has a maritime theme to his place…... how lucky is that.
My first attempt at monochrome was this same ship albeit smaller on the chart boxes that I posted a couple of years ago. I liked it but thought I could do it better a little bigger. I’m quite happy with the way it came out.
So what is monochrome? It is marquetry cut all from the same piece of veneer leaving the sand shading as the only element distinguishing the pieces from each other. If you look closely you can see the grain flowing right through the picture.
All the veneer is from a small stack of sequenced Olive burl that I was given a few years ago and it was stack cut on the chevalet. The only fastening is hot hide glue (of course).
Great swap, great art, and well organized. Thanks Mark and everyone who participated.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/