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Painting FINISHED

Posted by Troisnyx - February 12th, 2014


After five long days, the job is finally done. Let's just say, much of it was due to paint drying. At the time of writing, the red paint is still a little tacky. But I'm glad that the work is done at last.

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Almost done; markings yet to be removed in this pic.

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The roundel with Seán's initials.

But the one picture that strikes me most.... is this --

 

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The one on the right is the work I had finished. The one on the left is the fabled 20" bodhrán, the one that belonged to Seán's late father. I doubt my work came close, but I did my best.


Comments

Yours looks a bit more soft and passionate than the left one, it's kind of much much more technically decorated, as if automatically (maybe partially) or using some intrinsic tools, and yours by hand.
So the previous try with orange-yellow pattern failed because the strokes were fat, and paint wasn't consistent, not because it was standing out from the wood texture too much?
If so, then why you didn't exactly repeated the orange and yellow colors but instead went with new red & dark red colors?
I mean, "good work" instead of long blabla speech, I need to be more conservative with words or something

I think, gold and silver would've worked beautifully, plus they were metallic paints -- and for some odd reason, they have a different chemical composition, that they dry quicker than standard oil-based enamel. But we didn't want to risk it anymore, which is why we settled with the red -- something more subdued.

Seán, for his part, doubts his dad's was machined. It was a local craftsman who did this for him. I don't think it was, either. The shell wasn't uniformly round (I didn't get to show the full thing, but really, it isn't). Let's face it, I'm no craftsman. But I thoroughly enjoyed doing this -- especially seeing this finished.

Turned out ace, didn't it? What a marvellous decoration you painted on: well done! Seán must have loved it.

How's the weather up where you are? I went out yesterday morning and got caught in a blizzard of freezing rain and snow. Now I'm poorly. The fun never ends here!

-Potent

I'm not feeling all that well, myself. Preston and Lytham St Annes have had their fair share of gales and hailstorms recently, and it does look like we may be set for more.....

Seán really loved the pattern -- thanks by the way! ^_^

Congratulations! I am happy the painting is finished. Sometimes a more personal touch is quite a beautiful thing.

Thanks <3

It looks great!

Thanks <3 I did my best...