I don’t know why Friday surprises me every week, I suppose its the same principle with which Christmas jumps up and surprises people every December. The early part of the week passes quite slowly and Wednesday onwards just flies past, I get caught up in the work that I am doing and fitting other stuff in gets quite difficult. Some days there are just not enough hours in the day! Although for many people I know this is not a new suggestion.
I am discovering that I am using this Cunning Plan project to test out techniques that I am considering for other projects, so in a way my work is more interconnectedthan I originally thought.
Gavin is this weeks object and he is a line carving, the wood is Jelutong and the blue colour is blue wood dye. This technique is something I have been playing with for a little while and I’m not 100% sure what I think of it just yet. I am trying to decide whether I should attempt a carving with a lot more line etc in it making it more like a sketch than a carving, I could also look into adding texture/shade in th
e same way that you would in a line drawing. I find it also reminds me of a printing plate for some reason, or even a very simple monoprint or etching plate.
I am also enjoying playing with the blue wood dye I have (currently I only have blue as you might be able to tell from the last couple of objects! At some point I may get some other colours though I also use paints on the wood so that provides many other colours but also a different effect). So far I have only used the dye on Jelutong which is a light coloured wood and the dye colour shines out really well, I think it may be time to try the dye out on some other woods, Oak and Poplar maybe.