Custom woodworking and art
Pics from my almost finished carving/inlay I made for my daughter Molly. It requires several more hand rubbed coats of Danish oil, before its done it will have 8 to 10 coats. As I discussed in an earlier post the entire tree carving is filled with shells picked up off the beaches of big sur. Both colors coming from the wonderful Abalone shell, the blossoms being made from the shell in its mother of pearl stage and the tree portion made from a beautiful cobalt colored shell. The wood is a beautifully figured piece of maple that I got from my brother I think he would be proud. I attempted to play the shape of the tree off of the natural figuring in the wood that goes from light to dark from right corner to left bottom. As if there was sun light beaming down casting light onto the blossoms and as the light filters down the tree the darkness in the wood would provide a shaded effect. Giving the effect of early morning sunlight over a Japanese styled cherry tree.
Pics: From the beaches around Big Sur,Carmel by the Sea,and a current pic of Molly.