Gardening by the Lake, Curvey Path was carved summer 2017 and painted winter 2018.
I am a gardener and love getting my hands in the dirt.
The video below shows how I tried to do something different with this piece. I added two side wings when I ran out of space. It was one of those lucky mistakes that help me keep growing. After I completed carving the main part of the art, I realized I wanted to add a walkway but I had run out of room. So that's why I added the wings, for additional carving surface. The curvey path adds more depth and interest. Without it where would the wheelbarrow go?
(Note: after playing video if you want to see it again, click on the counterclockwise rewind symbol at the bottom left of the video)
(Note: after playing the video andif you want to see it again, click on the counterclockwise rewind symbol on the bottom left side of the video and it will reset.)
Below, a picture of the back of the piece showing the added on (right and left boards) "side wings". You can see from this picture that I have once again used rough cut white pine. Affixed in lower left is the small sketch out of which this piece was born.
Below pictures of Gardening in various stages in painting:
first coat of paint
a number of hours into the painting:
Getting close to the final finished version:
Pre-painting and post painting detail shots.