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  • #61
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    Good points! It reminded me of this relief I did some years ago. I carved the background like the original, crisp & clear, but then sanded most of the detail to reduce the distraction from the focus.

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    • #62
      Nice one Pallin. I think with the background smoothed out that the piece now has a greater perception of depth of field. In photography terms the sharp edges on the backgroung would be around F32 and the sanded 4.5. The lower the f stop the more blurred the background.

      The blurred background sort of makes it look as if the background is a lot further away and gived a nice 3d look to the piece.

      Well that's my 2 cents worth hehehe.

      Wonder how the scallops would look if the same was done to them to take the sharper edges off it. Might be worth a test on a bit of scrap wood.

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      • #63
        Phil, I have done a number of plates that I painted black, then chip carved so the white bass wood showed through. Sprayed afterward with gloss poly, so they looked like oriental lacquer ware. I think this approach would work for your project as well. Good luck and post pics! PS, pencil lines show up nicely.
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        Last edited by Steve Reed; 05-16-2021, 12:35 AM. Reason: Added PS
        Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!

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        • #64
          OOPS! Made my post without realizing how many pages there were.
          Apologies Phil....
          Steve Reed - Carvin' in the flatlands!

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          • #65
            No apologies needed, Steve. My projects are always subject to change until I declare them "Done!"

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            • #66
              I've finally settled on the background treatment for this carving. These scoops with a #7 gouge gradually get smaller, ending at an artificial horizon. It will be smoothed a little, then finished with a clear satin polyacrylic.

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              • #67
                That is a good-looking carving Phil, interesting hair.
                . . .JoeB

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                • #68
                  Hi Phil, Shows your Effort, Thought, and Talent, to Produce a Great Piece of Work. Merle

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                  • #69
                    Interesting project. Phil. Well executed, as expected!
                    Arthur

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                    • #70
                      I think that approach to a background is excellent!

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                      • #71
                        This is close to the final photo - the first coat of clear finish to bring out the flaws. After correcting those, I'm done.

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                        • #72
                          The textured background is a nice contrast to all the sweeping curves of the face and hair.
                          Brian T

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                          • #73
                            This looks really great, Phil! Well done!

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                            • #74
                              Hi Pallin
                              It looks great. The one thing that hits me is that when I look at it the eye goes straight to the head then gets dragged over to see what the shiny bit is on the left.

                              The light reflecting off the larger scoops seems to be a distraction from the main event of the piece. The upper portion seems to blend into the background better.

                              Dare I suggest a Matt finish to the background.

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                              • #75
                                I'm late to this party I see.

                                I think I'd be inclined to glue a thinner white veneer- maybe as thick as 1/8"- on top of a darker piece- walnut or cherry- and cut through the veneer into the base layer. I'd worry that any color would bleed and blur the lines between the light and dark areas.

                                Took me a minute to see the figure, too. Nice Job, btw
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