So, four day weekend so almost six hours in the shed 😀
Got the last of the background removal done…
Mix of hand pressure on the gouges and whacking the everloving stuffing out of them with a mallet, and trying to get the background down about 4-5mm or so relatively uniformly across the background. Then to eliminate the unevenness, stippling!
Basically, lots of spikes on the end of a punch, and thwack it with a lump hammer lots and lots of times until…
And then just douse it in boiled linseed oil to show it all up. There are some decorative punches as well, just five or six on the panel.
BTW, Peter Follansbee makes all this look easy. This is a LIE. HE LIES. The git 😀
Front, back, and both sides now carved and all bar the front wiped down with BLO.… Read the rest