Black Saturday ! How I got the aged antique look on the frame !!

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Project by Goddahavefun posted 06-14-2011 06:28 PM 1415 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ive worked out an effective technique that enhances the character of timber !!
this really works a treat !!!

Once I made the frame, I sanded the timber : 60 grit to even it, then 125 grit & 320 grit !!
I then spray the entire frame Matt Black ,once dry I then sand it back, (125grit /320 grit )
all the holes ,divots, cracks just bounce out at you !! when I stain it !!! because they are under the surface of the second sanding !!! it amazes me how much it highlights the features of timber by doing this !!!

Timber : Jarrah ( Old Fence Pailings )
Stain : Gloss Mahogany

The painting :
A painting from emotion : Black Saturday ! I read an article from an artist about painting from emotional experience , something I havnt thought of doing before !! Black Saturday February 2009 was a day none of us in Victoria Australia will ever forget & a day we never want to experience again !!! 173 people lost their lives that day, as the fires tore through towns via 100km winds !! the sun turned bright red ! I went out in the backyard as the smell of smoke filled the air , black leaves floated in like feathers in the wind landing at my feet !! it was really humbling !! and an emotional day that changed the lives of many !!
this painting shows the ferocity of the fire & the innocence of the bush !! I give incedible thanks to the guts & courage of the volunteers that fought those fires !!!! What incredible people they are !!

Thanks for having a look !!

P.S. I think I will get back to my happy paintings !! think it’s time for another “Homer”

These frames a coming out beautifull !!! think im on a winner with this technique !!
if youv’e got an intersting piece of timber in the shed , give this a go !!! honest !! you will go “WOW”



-- Think,Dream,Inspire,Create ! your Shed is waiting for You !

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#1 posted 06-14-2011 06:32 PM

Interesting technique on the frame. As for the picture, until I read the description, I thought it was a piece of stained glass or possibly even a horn panel.

-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

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#2 posted 06-14-2011 06:39 PM

Amazing work dude! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 06-16-2011 12:20 PM

Great! Like the painting and the inspiration behind it.
Thanks for sharing your talent.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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