|Project by shipwright||posted 07-05-2013 07:44 PM||1943 views||1 time favorited||23 comments|
I cut this marquetry in classic style from packets of four layers of veneer. The first two now adorn the doors of my desk and were posted over a week ago. These were almost finished then as well but I’ve spent too much time sailing to get them done until now. This retired life is rough.
These two are finished off as wall art with a slightly different background and completely different formatting. The backgrounds behind the ovals are redwood burl (thanks Elaine) and the frames are short grain cedar veneer (from the same stack of cedar as Friendship’s hull) with an edging of Honduras mahogany.
Take a look at the actual shoreline in the background of photo two. That’s Separation Point in Cowichan Bay BC from my deck. It was the model for the ground in the marquetry. A little license was taken to maximize the grain structures in the poplar burl but it’s pretty close.
Photo four is an attempt to capture the reflectivity of the french polish finish. (It’s really a challenge to photograph these reflections but I’m working on it)
There’s a blog on this marquetry here if you are interested.
Thanks for looking in
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/