Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New art from the Whalehead King studio

I've been keeping busy.  As you may have gathered from the St. Expedite posts recently, I've become very interested in saints that have a connection to New Orleans.  Featured here are Our Lady of Prompt Succor  (click the link for an abbreviated history) and Saint Joan of Arc.  I thought the blue and gold would be reminiscent of france.  White doesn't show up well on the wood.  Raw, dry pigments are worked into pine for a lustrous finish enhanced by a bit of wax.

I'll be offering these for sale online shortly, as well as peddling them in person in New Orleans' French Market and area boutiques.  They measure about 3 and a half inches by 3 and a half.  If you are interested in purchasing one before the big roll out, feel free to contact me.  Guaranteed WK original.

I also have some that I making out of palm tree bark.  Those have a real voodoo feel.  I haven't really figured out the surface yet, but it's promising.  Very strong stuff.


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