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Postby kcortese » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:44 pm

Hi Everyone!

Started another project today and have around 2 hours into it so far. I did one similar to this a few months back and it was sold upon completion. I liked it so much that I wanted to do another.

It measures 12" x 16" I'll have fun doing this one.

I'm adding a landscape with a castle surrounded by water in the background, a path, shrubbery and some trees.

Who knows, maybe I'll bend the path heading towards the castle and pop in some more horses and riders with a cloud of dust.

I may also add a touch of color using oil paint. I'll apply a faint stain because I don't like heavy pigment in a wood burning. I feel paint takes away from the wood grain and burn.

Let's see where this one goes.

Karen
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Postby Menolly » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:26 pm

Looks fantastic! I agree, strong colors would take away from the lovely tones you have going here.
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Postby kcortese » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:49 pm

Hi Menolly!

Thanks for following.

I burnt some stone into the castle and then added a little paint for an experiment. It turned out great and I'll continue burning. I won't post an update until I get a little further on the layout.

Hope it's to your liking when I post.

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Postby weirdpuckett » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:34 am

Karen WOW! You are so amazing with art! It looks like it's gonna be a winner! (when you said "shrubbery" I sort of snorted a bit . . reminded me of the Holy Grail movie) . . .Mike
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:46 am

Hi Mike

The Knights who say, "NEEE" "
ing us a shrubbery". That is my favorite movie of all time. I sometimes quote silly lines from that movie and laugh.

I can watch that movie EVERY day, and still laugh at it. My husband doesn't care for that film very much but my son and I love it.
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Postby Juliep » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:49 am

Hi Karen,

This is looking great! You are a master at pyrography. Such great detail. I'm sure it'll be a winner.

Swallows too, perhaps you should add them?...but should they be a European swallows or an African swallows?.....
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:56 am

Hi Folks!!!

Well here is this mornings pic. Still a lot of of work to do.

I'm going to put some water in the center. The knight is riding along the bank, and looks like the horse hopped down a little grade.

I'll do some changes in the dirt. There will be leaves surrounding the view of the castle will put some grass and twigs.

It should turn out OK. (I hope)
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:00 am

Hi Julie

I don't know which swallow, it would have to be big enough to carry the coconut. You know weight ratio.

Maybe put an African swallow flying with a coconut in it's little feet.

I wounder how many people would know what that means.
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Postby BYart » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:33 pm

WOW!!!! Karen! Looking fantastic! :D
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:36 pm

Hello Barb! Welcome back stranger! Hope all is well with you.

I did some more work on this piece, will update tomorrow morning. Right now I'm working on the rider.

Thanks for following.

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Postby BYart » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:43 pm

kcortese wrote:Hello Barb! Welcome back stranger! Hope all is well with you.

I did some more work on this piece, will update tomorrow morning. Right now I'm working on the rider.

Thanks for following.

Karen


Thanks for the welcome back karen! Getting caught up on everyone's wonderful work! :D
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Postby kcortese » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:06 pm

Glad to see you back Barb

Here is the latest pics.

I need to finish the leaves on the trees before I do the water so bear with me on this.

Karen
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Postby BYart » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:50 pm

Karen,
You are reaching to a new level with this one!!!!! The detail is astounding!
WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!!! :D :D
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Postby kcortese » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:16 am

Thank you Barb, my friend.

I can always count on you for support and encouragement. If it weren't for you and others here I never would have started creating artwork again.

I have to tell you, I'm totally crippled right now have to keep some heat on my neck so a headache doesn't set in. If that happens, I'll be laid up sick in bed.

Thank you.

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Postby Juliep » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:17 am

Hi Karen,

Wow, that's just incredible. You can see the horse and knight move. It's got to be the best piece I've ever seen in this medium and your not even done! Hope that doesn't preasure your end results.

And BTW :lol: :lol: my girls were just quotting that a few weeks back - re the swallows. It all started when I said something about a shrub
y. They looked at me funny and I said (in a really bad British accent) " ah, it's time for you to watch "the Holy Grail." They loved it.

Hope your feeling better. Is it from over working?

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Postby kcortese » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:40 am

Hi Julie

Wow! Thank you for the kind comment!

Quest For the Holy Grail is my favorite movie and when I talk about it I laugh like an idiot. I'm laughing now! :lol:

So many funny lines there.

"Oh, you small minded wipers of other peoples bottoms!"

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!"

"Now go away, or I shall taughnt you a second time!"

My husband thinks it's the stupidest movie ever made. But I think it's hilarious!

I even downloaded some sound tracks from it and applied it to my computer default sounds. Like "Your a looney", "Neeee" and others. It really drove him crazy! But I didn't care. When I click something on my computer it lifted my spirits.

Enough of this.

Later

Karen :lol:
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Postby weirdpuckett » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:09 pm

I think it is wonderful,I think that you should feature "patsy" in the foreground with two halves of a coconut bangin' em together . . .A querie infested manservant at the top rail of the castle, with a thought bubble that says" You found it? In mercia? The coconuts tropical . . .this is a temperate zone . . .Are you suggesting that coconuts migrate"?then to the right A coconut laiden swallow gripping it by the husk . . .HA HA HA AHA AH!!!YEAH
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Postby kcortese » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:12 pm

Hi Mike!

I couldn't remember that exact line, but you sure did.

I will have to think seriously about making this a Quest for the Holy Grail wood burning.

Buttttt, you know my son would just love that as a Christmas gift. I think he would go nuts if I did that.

I could fit Patsy behind the horse banging the two halves of coconuts together, and put the French guards on the nearest flat wall. I have to paste the bubble on because I can't write that small.

Don't know where to put the swallow, will have to think about that one.

Later

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Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:57 am

Hey Mike, it's too late for this to be a Quest for the Holy Grail burning. I think I'll do the next one in that theme. I'll do it for my son as a Christmas gift. He'll go nuts over it.

Anyway, here is this morning updated pic. I'm still working on it.

Later

Karen
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Postby kcortese » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:50 pm

It's almost completed.

I have to work on the decorative overhang of the castle then it will be completed. I will post in fury later today.

Thanks to all you kind people for following this project.

I'm definitely going to do a Quest for the Holy Grail burning for my son for Christmas.

Thank you Mike for the suggestion.

I'll laugh the whole time working on it.

Karen
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