29 Apr. 2005|
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I only paint carvings when I am asked by a client and even then, I use very little paint so that the wood can be visible under paint.
Fred’s favorite carving wood used to be Honduras (Honduran) Mahogany but the species are commercially exhausted and therefore protected to prevent their extinction. Once in a while, as time permits, Fred donates a small carving or wood burning to carving organizations and institutions to help raise money for promoting the art of woodcarving. As I said before, I use stains which I mix from oil paints and these stains give sometimes the illusion of the carving being painted.
I made a set – knocker, key, and door handle, check Relief Carving to see the other 2.
I do not just leave the stain on the carving, I work with it – by wiping off excessive stain I can create lighter and darker areas. I understand that you are all excited when the carving is ready to be painted and you want to have it finished and show it to everyone but PLEASE, take time to experiment before you ruin it with bad paint or stain!!!! He can give his wood carvings depth and color without painting them and even when he paints some, he makes sure that the wood is visible under the paint.