Mosaic finished!

•August 22, 2016 • 1 Comment

I ended up tinting the grout and whitening the frame.

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Then, after evaluating it on the wall, I went a little heavier with the white and added more color to the lower right corner.

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Click on it for a larger view!

On to my next project!

Mosaic update

•August 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

I have been toying with a mosaic off and on for awhile, and now I am determined to finish!

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If you recall, I am installing it in an old barn window.

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I cut the bottom mesh into two sections to make it easier to handle.  I didn’t like how the mesh showed through the clearer glass marbles, so I hand set those with extra mortar underneath.  So it was the perfect place to cut.

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The top two sections are grouted. (Click on the photo to enlarge.)  The rest is awaiting grout.  Now that the piece is coming to completion, I am evaluating.  I am seeing the white grout is making the distressed paint look too yellow, so I may paint the wood more white.  I hate losing the rustic look that the piece came to me with, but the finished product is more important to me.  I am also concerned about the ‘flow’ of the piece.  It feels a little disjointed at this point.  I am thinking about possibly tinting the grout color.  I did another small mosaic so that I can test this idea.  It is an indoor installation so I don’t have to worry about durability as much.  I am thinking the tinted grout might calm the piece down some, and direct the eye as it travels across the surface.

We’ll see.

I will post the finished piece once I have it all figured out.

Thanks for viewing!

Pencil drawing: Elephant

•July 24, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Pencil drawing: Cheetah and impala

•July 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Colored pencil: Giraffe

•July 18, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Pencil drawing: Blue Wildebeest

•July 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Pencil drawing: Warthog

•July 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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We saw many of these spunky characters in Africa!

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