Folk Art Fish w/copper fins

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Project by rainman posted 02-16-2011 04:28 AM 1678 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This fish is made from a single block of” green ” white pine 6×10x32 inches long. I’m still experimenting with colors for these. It’s been fun and hopefully will get better. Sorry about the picture quality , I’m a little shaky with the cell phone camera. Three of the pics it was hanging vertical , thats why the background looks goofy.

-- So much wood, So little time

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 05:38 AM

That’s a very clever idea with the copper for fins! Thanks for posting.


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#2 posted 02-16-2011 06:06 AM

i like your fish !

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 05:06 PM

I’ve been thinking about doing some folk art fish also, mine won’t be as good as this though, nice work.

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 03:41 AM

I love this fish! And Mark- I too have been considering taking a stab at a folk art fish. I did carve and paint a bumble bee and a rooster recently- but didn’t post them. Maybe I will post the rooster when I get my courage up! LOL I really like making folk art stuff because it is whimiscal and FUN! :)

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 09:28 PM

These are so great! I have a lot of trouble with color (that is why wood is a great medium!), so since i am afraid of color issues, i just use clear latex to water them down. Plus, i like it when the wood can show through a little, and it makes it easier to blend them and create various tones/depths? ... of the same or similar colors. -just experiment in an egg carton!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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