01-18-2014, 08:57 PM
Wood is good!
Ive been having a wonderful time lately, seeing the natural canvas of wood. Specifically Spalted Maple. I have a bit of this wood that has really been speaking to me and I've been able to release some of my artistic talents in the form of Pyrography (wood burning).
The lines in this very interesting wood provide a river bottom (as I see it). What else I discovered once I varnished the wood is it has some "curl" to it. That is, there is a 3-D striping in the lighter portion of the maple and it looks like sun rays penetrating water. It moves and changes as you move the wood, just like a 3-D photo. Really neat!!!
More Brown Trout
This one struck me as rushing water. I love pictures of steelhead that are half submerged...
I really love the way Spalted Maple "bookmatches" too!
Hand crafted wood fly boxes.