Friday, November 12, 2010

A Great Commission!

These are four of the eight columns of the Tabernacle. Hand carved and ready to gild.
This Tabernacle will house the Holy Bible they use for service. It is a very old Bible.

Last August, I was asked to submit a quote to gild a tabernacle.
So I did. They excepted my figures, and the 'ball' was in motion.
This tabernacle will be carved to the churches specifications.
Paul, the wood carver, is a neighbor of mine.
This is his drawing of the tabernacle,from which I concluded my
St. Marion Catholic Church, is Eastern Orthodox. It's located in
the Nord East neighborhood of Minneapolis.(My studio turf!) I
will however be gilding this at my home studio.
This will be a surface gild, or oil gild. I will be using a particular
22k gold, as it has a brightness unsurpassed.
I will be getting more peices of this tabernacle next week. I hope
to post its progress.


Nora Kasten said...

This is wonderful! . . . . and you are so deserving.
May the blessings just keep coming . . .

Gilberto said...

Good going Bill. I am happy for you, this commission and your gifted knowledge on that mater’ will be a piece of shining sun in your face and soul.

Judy P. said...

Talk about creating lasting art, Bill- you and your carver friend should be proud displaying your talents!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...


Celeste Bergin said...

good project--you are the perfect person for it!

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Nora! This is a Blessing indeed.

Gilberto! Thank you my friend.

Judy! Thanks! I feel good on both sides of the fence with this!

Tina! Thank you so very much, thank you.

Celeste! Thanks for your helpful support!

Well I woke up this morning and it is snowing like the dickens. All Your kind comments warm me like a good cup of joe! Which I will have
right now! Thanks!