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This is another one of my folkart pictures. I sketch these pictures on a sheet of paper pretty much the same has I would if I were doing a watercolor. Then I cut pieces of wood to the proper size and glue it to a piece of plastic laminate. The cedar post are made from cedar, the pecan tree is really a piece of a pecan tree with redwood shavings from the planer. The mailbox is ipe and so is part of the barn. Gates and round haybales are pine.
I ran out of the proper size guitar strings on the fence, but hey it’s “folkart”. Guess that’s ok, I’ll know if nobody buys it. It’s fun to make anyway.
I made the picture frame too. The pencil drawing is signed, dated and mounted behind the displayed picture. Hope y’all like it and thanks for all the kind comments on the other pictures that I’ve posted.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with





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lanwater

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#1 posted 03-19-2011 09:28 AM

Very nice!

Excellent combination. It looks peacefull.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#2 posted 03-19-2011 09:54 AM

Nice job. I’ve seen a lot of fences scabbed together with what ever is at hand. that just adds to the reality ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Tag84

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#3 posted 03-19-2011 01:23 PM

Great Darrel!
i like the depth of it, and it does look very peacefull. The tree looks very real.

-- -Thomas -

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Dale

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#4 posted 03-19-2011 02:58 PM

That is very nice, rather soothing.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 03-19-2011 03:15 PM

Nice technique. I really like it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-19-2011 03:53 PM

Great work, made me feel good looking at it!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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devann

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#7 posted 03-19-2011 09:44 PM

Thanks y’all for all the kind comments. I still have a lighthouse picture in progress, had to shelve it. It’s going to take many more hours than I thought, have to work on paying customers stuff.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 12:52 AM

Devann, I stared at this for a good 5 mins, I LOVE It! A work of art for sure. What a cool interpatation of art mixed with woodworking. You should be proud, very cool!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 02:22 AM

Wow! nuff said

-- God Makes the Grain I Just Dig it out.

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rivergirl

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#10 posted 03-20-2011 01:48 PM

Ha! Another nice one. I really like the fence in this one- despite the guitar strings… ;) PS I can’t tell the difference? And I agree with you- it’s folk art. I sold my Funky Rooster carved folk art yesterday and my pink polka dot pig. Who’d a thought? My entire family laughed and laughed.. when I carved that rooster.. and now he has flown the coop. You picture will too. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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devann

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#11 posted 03-20-2011 06:50 PM

Ken: Thanks for the encouragement.

Spigot: Thank you too and welcome to LJ.

RG: Thanks for another good word. Carving roosters, who’s laughing now, take it to the bank.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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EPJartisan

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#12 posted 04-18-2011 09:40 PM

I am really enjoying these pictures, but this one seriously pushes towards that line between folk art and fine art .. almost surreal. Keep making these, I am intrigued. Love that you used wood to match the wood subjects. thanks.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#13 posted 04-19-2011 01:39 AM

EPJ- ARen’t they cool?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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devann

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#14 posted 04-20-2011 02:43 AM

Thanks for your two cents EPJ, you too Kelly.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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