|Project by KnotCurser||posted 11-18-2011 01:26 AM||1533 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This was a commissioned piece from one of our fellow LumberJocks, “vipond33”.
Gene contacted me a week or so ago and asked if I would be willing to create a portrait of his daughter, Maya.
I was honored to be asked and agreed immediately – he sent me a few pictures and wound up actually ordering two of them! This is the first one, finished and ready for shipment to the “great white north”. The second in the series is here.
The work measures 10×11 inches and is cut from 1/8” Baltic Birch Plywood.
This is the first time trying to cut a sweater – trying to get it to look fuzzy was “interesting” to say the least. The pencil was also a slight mental block as well as I didn’t quite know how to highlight it against the sweater.
The finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and a backing of thick felt.
Enjoy – and I certainly hope Gene enjoys it! ;-)
PS: I did ask permission from Gene to post both my work as well as the actual picture of his daughter. He most graciously agreed. He asked me to save a spot to post a picture of this after he builds a frame for it.
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