A Chart Table .

Designed for the standing worker , this table is pine and mahogany . Started Spring 2018.DSCN0096

 

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Currently the top is being given a beaded edge and the carving is being completed in situ.

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This project will be updated as time permits.

The Boudicca Memorial .

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Currently being worked in my workshop.

The Boudicca project  has been long in the coming.

I have the time , which runs out fast and so this at least I can leave behind.

I am indigenous British , In Britain today this is almost an illegal statement .

The bosses , the owners of Blighty will have nothing of national sentiment nor cultural  pride.

Of course they started that long ago .

Boudicca , I shall keep the spelling , like it or no , was a warrior queen , who upset the Roman occupiers and in so doing destroyed herself and her family .

But she and her daughters live on forever as cultural memories.

The Romans feared her , as did other tribes in the islands . Britain was always at war with itself and so was easily taken and is now again occupied land .

From Aberdeen to the last rocks of Cornwall . And  across all of Ireland.

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The image of Boudicca is made of crushed soap stone laid into a man-made resin . The dried product is similar in working to soap stone or Alabaster .

The case is mahogany , dyed ( not stained , ) and painted. The backer board is Baltic ply which I used for stability . It should last well , indoors and away from heat cold and damp. I rarely use Plywood in my work , but in this case I wanted a board that would not warp while holding the portrait.

Version 2

Version 2

Currently the table  is being decorated , the gesso being applied first . After that a design will be painted onto the gesso laid on the mahogany.

 

The wood is lacquered where it is black . About thirty coats .

A few months perhaps before she is ready for sale.

 

She is in her second year now .

  • Dedication to Elizabeth .

 

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This is the device sketch I shall use , almost finished . I decided the Celtic knot was more to my liking .This will allow metal leaf and some deep magenta and red.

This device and drawing are copyrighted .

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Above the first color sketch for the device . The next step is to adjust the knotwork and make a decision as to how to apply w=the device to the gesso. I can use India ink , oil or Acrylic.

My preference are in that order.

But first a paper model will be made . Following.