|Project by shipwright||posted 05-11-2012 01:45 AM||2426 views||8 times favorited||41 comments|
It’s time to get Friendship ready to launch again and this year I decided she could use a little art. While this is a new piece some of you may recognize the elements.
As pointed out in my blog about classic style marquetry cutting, the result is several identical motifs. The sailing ship was stack cut six deep so theoretically at least I get six ships. There’s one on my chevalet and one on Arnie's Tea Box already and I’ve always wanted to have one on my boat. Now I do.
You may also recognize that piece of Scouler Willow crotch veneer used to background the marquetry. I sliced it into about a dozen or more pieces a while back and some of the veneers have shown up here with albatrosses winging across them.
The bottom line is that just by digging through my veneer drawers and old marquetry left overs, I was able to put this together in half a day…... Cheap art!
Sorry about all the links. It’s just that this project is related to and grows out of many past projects.
Let the warm breezes begin….. I’m ready.
Enjoy the spring / summer everyone.. I know I will.
Thanks for looking
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/