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the shire ,draft horse #3

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this is #3 of my draft horse series. it is a shire from the UK.

the shire is a very large horse and not well known here in the states.

but it is a wonderful animal.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/





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darryl

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#1 posted 01-15-2007 04:13 AM

As always, it’s quite impressive Pat. I’m amazed at how you can get the subtle muscle structure in the shoulder to show through with woodburing. I’ve done pencil drawings in the past, but there I could always smudge and blend the pencil marks to manipulate how I want the shading to look.

To see it done on wood with a hot iron… that’s just cool!

what are the dimensions?

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 01-15-2007 04:32 AM

darryl. thank you so much. having people like my work means a lot to me .
the dimensions of the picture are: the complete board, is 14×14. the picture size is 8×8

it is a maple cabinet door. and i only have one like that left.

thanks for your nice comment

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 01-15-2007 04:44 AM

That a magnificent picture of a majestic animal. Very nice Pat.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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dennis mitchell

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#4 posted 01-15-2007 06:18 AM

This is another winner! Great color and I like the way it fills the “page”!

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pat sherman

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#5 posted 01-15-2007 06:53 AM

thanks dennis.
the next one will be bigger as i think i am goign to do a clysdale. full figure.
tx

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 01-15-2007 01:35 PM

magnificent. And it’s on a door?? I like that idea!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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pat sherman

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#7 posted 01-15-2007 05:28 PM

yes debbie it is on a cabinet door, we have a door factory in town, and i manage to talk them out of some reject doors everyonce in a while. maple burns nice. harder then basswood. burls burn nice also. maple ones being my favorite.
thanks for looking. and i forgot to thank dick cain for looking at my work also. thanks dick

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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rookster

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#8 posted 01-15-2007 07:12 PM

Wow! A real beauty. How do you get the colors in there? Are those dyes? What kind?

-- Rookster, (http://www.robertkarl.org/woodworkingblog/)

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jockmike2

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#9 posted 01-15-2007 10:41 PM

Again Pat you outdid yourself. It is just beautiful. You are, without a doubt, the best!! your bud, mike

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

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pat sherman

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#10 posted 01-16-2007 01:20 AM

robert, and mike thanks. glad you liked it.

and the color is not dyes. it is colored pencils and water based oil pastels. but i will not tell how i apply them sort of a secert of mine. sorry.

if i ever get to the point of giving classes. i might tell then.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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bigpops0259

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#11 posted 01-16-2007 07:13 PM

IMPRESSIVE! Your very talented, what is the sealing finish? Quality all the way.

-- Marty Ohio

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pat sherman

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#12 posted 01-17-2007 12:18 AM

hi marty, glad you liked the shire.
the finish is just clear acylic paint. satin finish.

i find several coats of clear paint keep it looking better and less fade with the woodburning.

once in a while i will use deft woodfinish, but this one has clear paint

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 01-17-2007 04:50 PM

I am amazed at what you can do with your burner! wonderful.

thanks for posting,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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pat sherman

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#14 posted 01-17-2007 06:03 PM

thanks mark, i am amazed at what you do with your tools also.
i can do more with my burner sometimes then i can with my pencils.

thanks. coming from someone of your talents that makes my day.

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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savannah505

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#15 posted 02-09-2010 04:56 AM

Amazing, I really love this piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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