|Project by shipwright||posted 03-08-2013 10:37 PM||1739 views||2 times favorited||28 comments|
This was an experiment with some different techniques, never meant to be great marquetry. The photo is of a pushy little gull I met in New Zealand at Orewa Beach in 2004. The four takes are Plain marquetry, shaded (poorly) marquetry, hand dyed (watercolor style) and the last is a “sanded through” attempt.
If I get a whole lot better at the last, I may refer to it as “fusion” and give credit to Patrice Lejeune. At this moment I’m referring to it as “sanded through” and while intentional here, it’s not something I need anyone else to show me. I’ve done it many times unintentionally and have often thought I should try to duplicate the effect on purpose some time. I kind of like how the clouds and water area turned out but not so much the beach.
If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the dyed one, but really the biggest thing I learned here was to pay more attention. I don’t mind the piece because I learned a lot from doing it, but let’s just say it’s not my favorite.
I thought long and hard about posting this but decided that I would for just the reason above. Even when a piece doesn’t come out the way you wanted it to, there’s always something to learn and that’s never bad.
Thanks for looking
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/