The Loaves and the Fishes
"And They did eat and were all filled"
I love artwork that carries a message. For me, that is 1/2 the fun. This particular mermaid was a custom piece.
After I have all the pieces in place--such as, the sailor, marlin, mermaid, and ship, the next step is to attach them.
I don't want to do this yet until I have the frame finished.
She's all painted but not attached yet
I am going to have a frame hand-grained to have
the look of walnut. The customer wants
it to be as dark as possible without looking heavy and black.
The process of graining begins with a bright base. In this instance, I am going to use a yellow. I then will go over the frame with a transparent walnut type glaze.
This will take on the look of wood. Because there is dimension to the mermaid, I will have to have a spacer placed in behind the glass to produce a cavity for the pieces.
|She's all painted but not attached yet|
|There's going to be a string painted in that will attach the rod to the Marlin. |
You can sort of see the shadow effect to the right of the sailor. This is intentional.
|There will be a spacer behind the mermaid that will have her separated from the paper about 1/4"|