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From: "Terry Peart"
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 02:58:36 GMT
Subject: [Baren 39333] Re: New Baren Digest (HTML) V48 #4889 (Jul 11, 2009)
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I believe yew is usually yellowish in color.
West Seattle

> Mike, I think you are about on target. I googled yew and found
> furniture and other things made of yew and some looks very much like
> this block of wood. this small board
> is straight grained and reddish in tone. > Marilynn

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Subject: Psalm 14: A Homage to Durer
Posted by: Daniel L. Dew

Where do I begin.
This was definitely the hardest, most difficult image I have ever attempted. After seeing a traveling show of Durer's prints, I was inspired to take my imagery one step further, difficulty wise.

For giggles, here is my first attempt
at the final image:
I knew I needed to add the hands, but something
just wasn't right, but I couldn't see it.
Then I showed my 20 year old daughter. She said
she really liked it, but something was wrong.
Well, she told my wife, who came to take a look also.
She laughed and said Meagan was right, it did look
like a _____.

So, I asked my pastor, he said it looked like ____
before I even told him what my wife and daughter said!
Here is final image, printed and all:

I decided to keep the hands white, not truly sure
why, but it just "looked" right to me.

The medium was lino block mounted on MDF
board. I tried to follow the origianl Durer image as faithfully
as possible, but eventually determined it was impossible
with the adjustments I made to compensate for the folds
and everything. It was still hard and took me weeks to
carve and complete. Here are some close-ups:

Most of the carving
was done using an Xacto knife.

I had to take my glasses off and
use a magnifying glass at times.

Some of the lines are so thin,
they can't even be seen on the
block with the naked eye.

I used Graphic Chemical black
water based ink, the best I have found so far. . . .
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