Today I got back to the business of staining the pieces of wood from Detroit Artists Market that will become "Woodly" (or some variation of that name) for my submission to DAM's Call for Art "If You Build It, They Will Come".
I decided to see what the base piece would look like if I put a coat of the black stain over the first coat of blue stain...since I was not so sure if I liked the look of it. I figured if worst comes to worst I can always re-coat the base piece one more time with black stain...or I can paint it. In the meantime, I tried just the black stain on the other pieces of wood...I like how it looks.
|I like how the black stain looks...I like the stripey effect.|
|All of the wood.|
|It felt like it was going to rain so I brought everything inside to dry in the guest bathroom.|
|Here you can see the difference between the piece of wood that is the base (with black stain over blue) compared to the plain black stained legs...I am still not sure about it.|
I am pretty sure I will still paint some sort of really simple face...perhaps a very simple pattern overall as well...again, not totally sure yet. But you know -- I am pretty pleased so far with the way this is turning out...considering I had originally thought I'd be plaster cloth'ing on top of the wood -- using it mostly as a sort of armature...but this show is more about the five pieces of wood being incorporated into the piece...a good deal of it really show be featured. And oh yeah...I think Woodly may still need some sort of a tail.