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Knight and Castle Wood Burning

Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:14 pm

Well, I finished it and here it is.

12" x 16" wood burning (Pyrography) of a knight and his stead heading back home to their castle.

Thanks to everyone who followed this project in WIP. It was fun!

Till next project. (Maybe Quest for the Holy Grail?)

Karen
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Gorgeous

Postby rrsum » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:04 pm

Beautiful work Karen! VERY beautiful. You certainly have a talent for woodburning.

This is REALLY, REALLY good. Congratulations!
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Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:16 pm

Thank you Rich.

I had a lot of fun doing this piece.

You have to go into WIP and read the replies back and forth. It's really funny.

I have 3 coats of varnish on it and stained the outside edge. I'll glue the felt on it tomorrow and attache the hanger too.

Later

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Postby finalprodigy » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:38 pm

Beautiful! This is so enchanting!
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Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:55 pm

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Thank you for the kind comment.
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Postby Juliep » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:52 am

Hi Karen,

Just incredible. Totally. Wow. I never would have thaught to use something burning hot to make water. And the movement on the horse and knight wow again!

Do you ever get burnt? I'm such a slob when I paint , always putting fingers where they don't belong, I couldn't imagine using something hot.

Still think there needs to be a few swallows flying about with cocunts :D . I'll expect to see them on your next one :lol: . Although if you put them here it just might make it "a silly place."

Cheers,

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Postby kcortese » Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:11 am

Hi Julie, thank you for the kind words of encouragement.

And YES I did get burnt several times like you said not paying attention.

The burner tip glows red, and can burn a hole right through skin when turned up high.

I have two burners the Optima 1 Dual with 3 different pens, and the Detailer with 7 different tips. There is an electrical unit that the pens plug into, there are knobs that can be turned up or down depending on how dark you want the burn.

Sometimes I forget to turn it off and bump into the tip.

OUCH!!! Very stupid!

Later

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Postby SaraDalene » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:17 am

Oh my gosh, this is fantastic! The movement in the horse, and the details of the castle, it takes my
eath away, I am thoroughly blown over by this piece! You are very talented!
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Postby kcortese » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:27 am

Wow Sara! Thank you very much. Glad you like it.

I have an event on Saturday, hopefully it will get sold.

Wish me luck.

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Postby SaraDalene » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:26 pm

Good luck indeed! Someone would have to be crazy to not want that, it's gorgeous!
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Postby oilpainter2247 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 2:10 pm

Karen ,,,,wow is all i have too say ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this one is wonderful karen ,,,,,,,,,,must have takein you 1 year too do it

nice detail as well ...........very nice job i love this .mike
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Postby kcortese » Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:38 pm

Thanks Mike,

It took 4 days to complete. I'm going to a local festival on Saturday, hope it sells.
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Postby sablewand » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:26 am

This is my favorite work of yours everything comes together perfectly. Your detail and lines are flawless. good work ...Devonna
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Postby weirdpuckett » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:12 am

Wish u great success today!let us know what you sold!!
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Postby kcortese » Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:37 pm

Devonna and Mike

Hello, and thanks for the comments on my work.

The festival turnout wasn't very good.

Cloudy, windy, cold, and very muddy. I had to hold on to my canopy to keep it from blowing away. Mud up to my knees.

I did have on my very stylish black rubber barn boots.

My display blew over and some of my artwork went into the mud. Thank heavens it was wood burnings and I was able to wipe them off. Only one small piece got
oken.

I sold the black stallion in moonlight, the farm at sunset and the black bear welcome sign. Believe it or not, but out of the 7 vendors I had the most customers. The person next to me sold one very small item, and another person sold something. Not a good day at all for the vendors.

Oh well there's always the next time.

Later.

Karen
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Postby Juliep » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:46 am

Sounds like a tough day, but you pulled through well enough.

It's a hard year. Being near Detroit I've given up trying to sell at festivals this year. Artist are lucky if they
eak even at shows.

As my sister keeps telling me, there's going to be a pent up market for art once the economy gets going again.

Hope the next one is warm, dry with lots of people, with lots of spending $ for you.
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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:52 am

Very good work indeed. If you did these in pencil, you could sell the prints on Imagekind or Red Bubble. Just a thought. At most of these outdoor art shows I almost always end up protecting my works from rain and especially wind instead of selling. I'm really fed up with them.
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:40 am

Thanks Erica,

I will do some charcoal sketches over the winter, make prints and sell them.

Should I get them mounted on mat board?

I watch for local events, and a few days before the date, I call the contact person. That way it gives me a chance to watch the weather and not loose my booth fee, I pay it when I get there. Most around here have spots open up to the event date.

I can't count on the weather report or radar either. Saturday said partly sunny, but it didn't turn out that way.

The past three events I
oke even and made a few dollars.

My welcome signs are a huge seller. I'm in the process of sanding down log slices and making some.

I need to burn some raccoons and horses which are big sellers too.

I'll not be doing any more oil paintings for a few weeks.

Later

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Postby Erika Takacs » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:51 pm

Yeah, they're usually matted and even framed if you sell them at shows, but Imagekind and Red Bubble does all that for you if you want a web presence. I think your art would sell online if you would put some time into marketing.
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Postby kcortese » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:34 am

Thanks for the advise Erica.
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