Monday, June 6, 2016

Decorative Butcher Block Whale, Part 2

The cutting board painting! 

I don't know what was more fun, designing this whale or painting it.  Let's just say, it was a fun project.  I have yet to decide if I will leave it 'shine.'  I think that the semi-gloss may be too distracting.

This cutting board is large.  You can easily serve cheese or grapes or both on it!  You can see the scale very clearly when you compare it to the stove.  

I softly drew it out with colored pencils first

Actually, not only did I paint this cutting board to be functional, but I also used the same identical design and started a water color painting.  More about this on a later post! 

I love the sweet expression on his face! 
I have said it before, nobody wants to hang a mean or scared whale.  This whale was designed to be happy and self-standing.  If you look at it straight on, you can also see that I painted the sides. 

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Have to admit, I thought this was funny.

I loved the way the whale looked sitting on this sofa table.  Because you can see my whale light, I thought that I would also include a picture that as well.

This was an inexpensive lap that I picked up at a thrift store. 
I am really into re-purposing things.  I love the idea of making something beautiful and useful out of something discarded.  
The whale stands because it is about 1 1/2" thick.  
The back of the whale is very well done.   The walnut is beautiful.  

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