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    I tried to relief carve a scene i had woodburnt 50 years ago, not knowing what to expect i couldnt be disappointed.. ended up painting the background, and ledge , then oiling the coons and ledge. coons on ledge.jpg
    Denny

    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

  • #2
    from this 50 year old wood burn of mine as a pattern IMG_1103.JPG
    Denny

    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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    • #3
      Nice looking composition and fine wood burning. Looks sharp, but obviously hard to see a relief texture on a 2-dimensional photo.
      Bill
      Living among knives and fire.

      http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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      • #4
        ya , that part i was disappointed with. the backside of the ledge below is foot,, went through, couldnt go any deeper than that
        Denny

        photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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        • #5
          That 50 year old one is on pine, Denny?
          Bill
          Living among knives and fire.

          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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          • #6
            yup , pine. a.k.a. freewood. i think my trouble with this one is the colors painted on . too vivid. i think on a rainy day i will sand off the colors of the sky and mts.
            Denny

            photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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            • #7
              Looks pretty good to me Denny, just add a few bushes, clouds, and a fun little tree, and you should be finished. I like it.

              Tom
              If I took the time to fix all my mistakes, I wouldn,t have time to make new ones.

              www.spokanecarvers.com

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              • #8
                I usually don't use colors on my wood burnings, but those who do seem to use acrylics pastel colors or even oil pencils, Denny. The colors are very muted as you prefer. I never used color but a friend of mine, who has articles in the WCI (I think) magazine does, and it looks great. Her pyrography is outstanding also. I'm a purist and figure the burning should stand by itself, however, I'm slowly coming around to really liking the "hints" of color.

                It is all personal preference and what you like to do. Check out her galleries here: https://danettesmithpyro.weebly.com/
                Bill
                Living among knives and fire.

                http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                • #9
                  Den, listen to Tom, don't give up to soon. might try adding some darker colors to try and add some depth in place you couldn't go deeper. Fine carving
                  . . .JoeB

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                  • #10
                    thanks all for the compliments and tips. i had thought about masking off the sky and painting it over in the fashion of Bob Ross technique,,wet on wet. I have done oil paintings of his tutorials and had fair luck with the wet on wet.
                    i had tried shading the mountains and sky with a few different tips on my woodburner and could not get it to behave. I quit that before it became too difficult to remove.
                    Denny

                    photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                    • #11
                      Hi Denny , This is a Good Project for you , is has your Mind working , Your Vision , your Imagination , and Stick toaus . I like it . Merle

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                      • #12
                        tried with acrylic.. not much good at that but still having fun IMG_1104rsky.jpg
                        Denny

                        photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                        • #13
                          I like the sky a lot better, but personal preference. I always like to show depth and create a foreground by putting a tree in the painting and framing it. For instance, at the lower left, I'd put a partial tree trunk with an over hanging branch to frame the raccoons. Again personal preference but appeals to me. Do you have a photo editing program like Photoshop, Gimp, etc? I take my composition to the program, edit it using various filters and sketches and it gives me an idea before I commit to canvas.

                          Just the way I do a lot of my painting work. FYI
                          Bill
                          Living among knives and fire.

                          http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                          • #14
                            i gotta hire a teen to teach me photoshop. LOL i had foreground trees in the original woodburn, lost the wood to carving, to place the trees in the same place.
                            i aint happy with the acrylic clouds, if i were an artist theyd probably be acceptable. this is a work in progress it seems, and having a blast with it. I dont entirely mind setbacks and am appreciating the ideas and input from here. hint hint
                            Denny

                            photos at........ http://wiscoden.jimdo.com/

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                            • #15
                              Overall very nice progress and just tossing out my ideas...right or wrong. The clouds really enhance it, IMO. The time learning a photo editing program is time best spent on carving. Just thought maybe you had one. Well, the thing I used to do was use a document protector or a piece of plastic and put it over the piece. Then use erasable whiteboard markers to draw various images on with the piece or a picture. That gave me an idea of how things looked before I committed to painting. Used a lot of markers. Dollar store ones work well.
                              Bill
                              Living among knives and fire.

                              http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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