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Wood…

I have a new project to begin…  My hubby has been carving wood caricatures – very cool.  My job is to paint them.  I have three completed and waiting for me, but I am hesitant to put brush to them before researching what would be the best materials to use.  It seems everyone has a different opinion on this subject… Any wood carvers out there with any suggestions?  I would love to use oil glazes, but wonder about the drying time and finishing coat.  Acrylic washes are another option, but which paints are the most compatible with wood?  At the Woodcraft store in Clearwater, they had dry pigment acrylic type dye paints that look very interesting, but would be pricey to invest in if they weren’t really the best to do the job.   Such options have this girl in a whirl.  I wouldn’t want to desecrate my hubby’s artwork with a less than superior finish!  So, any suggestions from anyone who has experimented or worked with wood painting would be welcomed.

BTW – good stuff is happening on my other projects – pics soon to follow  🙂  Also, any whole, used guitar/bass strings would be so appreciated…

Jacques Ousson

There is a French artist I met several years ago when I worked at 531 Central Fine Art in downtown St. Petersburg.  This artist inspired me – his paintings made an incredible impact on  the way I looked at landscape painting, influencing my conclusion that not all landscapes are so green or landscape-y.  Not only did his work blow me away, but his demeanor.  He seemed to not notice the crowds surrounding him and was very comfortable and obliging to all the questions asked of him – all through a translator.  I have a show catalog, still of his that he not only signed for me special with a nice inscription in French – but drew a sketch of my favorite painting of his in the inside flap.  Jacques Ousson is still one of my favorite artists today.  From time-to-time I look through that catalog and at the personal sketch to me.  His paintings still make me sigh.  Check out his site – he is truly amazing 🙂    http://www.ousson.com