Gordon Pembridge Wildlife Artist

Studio Update

August 7 2020

And so it begins …… another blank canvas with thoughts of dreamy syrupy ripples, of peachy whites and scarlet reds contrasting with cool blues and steal greys of reflections and feathers, of flamingoes and water. Quite hard to imagine at this stage amongst the organic pattern of wood grain from a rescued piece of timber from an old fallen tree in a farm paddock. I hope you enjoy this journey with me. I have just started carving the feet of this wildlife fine art carved vessel. Wishing you all the best, keep safe and well.

August 2020

Sanding sanding and more sanding. I opt to carefully hand sand the wooden vessel to a nice scratch free surface. This is very important as parts of this vessel will be airbrushed later and will show off the detailed carved work but also any sanding scratches. The surface preparation of these works are particularly important and a step that I do not skip on. Hand sanding also preserves the wall thickness as it is so fine. This picture is the first rough sanding pass, three to four more passes to go with finer grit for each pass until the final surface is achieved. Enjoy.

August 19 2020

Sanding sanding and more sanding. I opt to carefully hand sand the wooden vessel to a nice scratch free surface. This is very important as parts of this vessel will be airbrushed later and will show off the detailed carved work but also any sanding scratches. The surface preparation of these works are particularly important and a step that I do not skip on. Hand sanding also preserves the wall thickness as it is so fine. This picture is the first rough sanding pass, three to four more passes to go with finer grit for each pass until the final surface is achieved. Enjoy.

August 20 2020

Today is drawing ripples, ripples and more ripples. I’m hoping to create a nice fine ripple behind the flamingo so the birds stand out and come forward from the background. An interesting challenge.

The sound of pencil on thin wood illustrates the thin timber on this vessel.

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