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Derek Lane22/08/2013 18:12:33
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I don't normally do arty but I thought that I would give it a go. Kept the subject matter simple.

Made from ash and oak, the ash is spirit stained purple on the front only and highlighted using gold guilt cream. The finial is a piece of corian.

C & C most welcome

The first picture is nearest to actual colour

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Simon Reeves23/08/2013 13:20:04
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Nothing wrong with arty Derek - I think it's great. Did you plan it beforehand, or did it just grow ito the final form as you went along?

Simon

Big Al23/08/2013 18:05:35
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The more I look at it the more I like it.

Its always good to see arty woodwork.

Al

Derek Lane23/08/2013 21:37:41
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Thank you both for the comments

Posted by Simon Reeves on 23/08/2013 13:20:04:

Nothing wrong with arty Derek - I think it's great. Did you plan it beforehand, or did it just grow ito the final form as you went along?

Simon

Not so much planned but I did have an idea in my head and it turned out as you see.

Wolfie24/08/2013 10:33:58
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Very nice Derek, where did you get your inspiration from? I love these "arty"things! I must say I like the gold paste in the grain, it really makes it pop. Congrats on a great job.

Ian

Julian24/08/2013 17:50:29
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Hi Derek - The top bit looks very good to me, the guilt cream in Ash works very well. The finial sort of highlights the void and draws the eye to it. I am not sure about the base though, I think I might have continued the curvey theme with it in some way but then I am no artist. You may wish to have a look at some of Mark Sanger's work for an idea of what I mean. A very nice piece though never the less.

Derek Lane27/08/2013 19:28:30
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Thank you Ian and Julian.

Inspiration is from the lip of a lily flower with the stamen.

The base i did not want a square with a edge facing towards me I did think of staining it to hide the grain and draw you eyes to the main piece. I will be experimenting with other ideas soon.

Julian27/08/2013 21:03:04
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Hi Derek -- Yes keep up the experimenting there is some very nice work coming out in this piece. The reason I mention Mark is because I went to see him demonstrate a month or so ago and he was using a lot of material other than wood to mount his work on. things like slate that have been polished and waxed and it really emphasizes the work.

Bruce Rauncar28/08/2013 20:24:44
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Beautiful art piece! Great mix of different materials, they complement each other and the fleck of gold made the pretty grain patterns really stand out. Great work Derek!

sad sam29/08/2013 19:39:28
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hi derek i really like it and so does her indoors great stuff

Derek Lane29/08/2013 20:16:46
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Thank you all I am planning another in the same type of design.

 

Julian I know Marks work and very inspirational it is. This piece however came after reading some of Philip Streeting PDF's from his site.

**LINK**

 

Edited By Derek Lane on 29/08/2013 20:33:32

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