This wonderful piece of wood has been sitting in my shop, just waiting for the right design and project. I’ve sort of had an idea, but hadn’t gotten to it. Today is the day!
So when you see this piece, what do you think of?
It’s over 5 feet long. It has a burl on the bottom. Woodturners are quite fond of those! Craig says it’s a piece of white oak but it really is unique with being cut from the crotch of a tree.
So as I look at it, I think of an angel wing. I drew an angel wing in my journaling bible, with watercolor pencils and ink, but I think I will go a bit different with colors, mainly white. So I sketched it out on the wood, then base coated it with an off white.
Then one feather at a time…..
And that’s where it ended today! It’s actually very helpful to have the instant photos to
review my work. I will have the verse from Proverbs on there somewhere. This would be a great piece for someone with cathedral ceilings or a big space to fill. It will be lightly stained and sealed to protect it when it’s done. Then the wing will really stand out! I believe I will be finishing this at the Wellsboro Laurel Festival this weekend in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania! Stop and sit a while and visit! I’m in my usual spot near the front of the park on the corner. I will also have some of my new needle felt creations there as well. Hope to see you there!