Friday, January 15, 2010

chip chop

This is traditional chip carving.
A shallow decorated pattern for the common man.
The wood was carefully selected, finding the pieces that were knot free and those sawn from the tree centre as they are less prone to dish as they dry out.
My pattern looks good, my desire is that it complements the painting,
if both are by the same hand there is hope.
The four square corner roses are nearly done,
tomorrow will need rebates, a little scratch moulding for the inside edge and then glued together to dry over Sunday.

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