Title: Painted Boxes
Year Created: 2003
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
I'll confess I absolutely hated my acrylic experiments last weekend so this week I'm showing you some older unrelated stuff.
These were from my box painting phase which came after the chip carving but before the panel painting.
Mayan Box - I don't know if it shows on your screen but it's surface etching of intricate Mayan temple symbols. This was one of the better uses of oils (versus acrylics) because oils seemed to stain the grooves better without completely hiding the wood.
Madder Dragon - Another oil. Typically I had to put several layers of sealant over the dried oil parts before doing the varnishing.
Bird Box - Oil. This was my one and only attempt at this somewhat odd shadow figure style.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Too much paint coverage of wood?
Better ways to stain fine wood cuts without obscuring wood grain?
Is the shadow style worth pursuing or is it rather craft-like?