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Maple hollow form measuring approximately 5.5 inches by 6 inches by 6 inches. Carved, textured and finished with acyrlics. All comments and critques are welcomed and appreciated.
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Jun 16, 2012
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#1 posted 06-15-2012 07:23 PM
Texture AND beauty all in one.
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#2 posted 06-15-2012 07:56 PM
Stunning! Love your work.
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#3 posted 06-15-2012 08:09 PM
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#4 posted 06-15-2012 09:28 PM
great looking piece…. have you discovered https://www.sculptnouveau.com/index.cfm ?
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#5 posted 06-15-2012 09:39 PM
Thanks for the feedback. Dan, I have not tried any of these patina products yet. I would like to some day. This finish was achieved by applying layers of Golden Artist Acrylic washes.
#6 posted 06-15-2012 10:39 PM
The patina coating is fun to work with. Much less direct control then paint. It allows for a very realistic metal finish. The C grade bronze coating sets really hard and takes a high polish. It would look awesome on a piece like this one with the Tiffany green acid in the recesses. All of the coatings work well with a heat gun too. Give it a try someday. You will not regret it a bit.
This piece would also look great with 3/8” steel ball bearings epoxied into the recesses too … >grinz<
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#7 posted 06-15-2012 11:10 PM
Very neat piece? What kind of power carver do you use?...................Jim
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#8 posted 06-15-2012 11:13 PM
I use a Foredom rotary carver and an Auotomach reciprocating carver.
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#9 posted 06-15-2012 11:19 PM
Amazing result Joe.
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#10 posted 06-16-2012 12:00 AM
Deluxe as always!! Very kool
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#11 posted 06-16-2012 02:57 AM
I’m intrigued by the organic shape and imperfect texture. It reminds me of the indentations that are left in the heart of an artichoke when you boil it and clean it.
And so we have another piece that proves that again, you are having waaay too much fun!
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#12 posted 06-16-2012 04:03 AM
Lovely form as usual Joe, the spiral effects achieved in the holes adds to the overall finish,another winner :: )))Pete
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#13 posted 06-16-2012 06:31 AM
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#14 posted 06-16-2012 04:02 PM
This is great, unusual, organic. Like some aquatic organism. The multicoloured patina gives it a glazed look.I like it very much.
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#15 posted 07-31-2012 02:57 AM
I’m loving your work—the forms, colors and textures are very cool!
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