Alfredo carving for Mark, completed

Alfredo carving for Mark, completed
28th November 2015 Oz Osmaston

Circular carving based on a painting by Alfredo Arreguin completed and delivered to Mark this week. It’s taken 20 months and 13 days, as I’ve been doing it inbetween lots of other carvings, slowly building my skill and then coming back to it to do some more. It’s carved from Portland base bed limestone and painted in cerulean blue acrylic. The paint is very heavily pigmented, lightfast and outrageously expensive! Lucky it didn’t need much. It’s 400x400mm and very heavy, maybe 30Kg as the stone is dense and hard. Put it this way it made me pant to carry it any distance. Mark was surprised when he tried to move it from his kitchen table. ‘It didn’t look that heavy when you brought it in’ he said. I guess I’m used to moving stone.

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back of the stone, with Burr & Bevel glyph

back of the stone, with Burr & Bevel glyph

painting by Alfredo

painting by Alfredo

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in Mark’s garden