December 1st

Ahhh it is December, the very last month of the year, and it sure did go quickly.  And here in Florida today it feels like summer!  We have had rain every morning and around 8 am the sun comes out and steams everything.  I am sure the plants are loving this tropical weather but I would like it just a little cooler. Ü

At this time of year in the studio I am a little tired of the color red!! LOL, too many Santas I guess, so for a change of pace – I decided to start some gourd ornaments.  Here is one that  is a wood burned design on a small pear gourd, a partridge in a pear tree, I burned the image in the gourd using my Colwood pen with a general detailing nib, and then used my shading nib.  In between I  lightly sanded the image and then applied a stain.  The stain was a little darker then I wanted it to be but I plan to apply the metallic acrylic glazes.

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Partridge in a Pear Tree

So yesterday I began adding a little color to this ornament with the metallic glazes.

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Partridge in a Pear Tree

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