Friday, November 19, 2010

making progress...

This is the easel, or Bible stand that will hold the Bible inside the tabernacle.
It is carved from one piece of Honderus mohogany. This is to be gilded also.

I was able to get started on all eight columns of the tabernacle
this week. They are coming along very well. They have recieved
3 coats of gesso, and are being sanded with 220 grit lightly.
I also recieved the 'floor' and 'ceiling' and will recieve the dome
that tops all this off this coming Monday.
I'm excited, they pushed the deadline up to Dec.11th! So I will be
working around the clock to get this finished.
I wasn't sure how to post this, I hope it makes sense. I will show
more as this progresses.
...but as things go, this is coming together nicely.


martinealison said...

Je vais suivre l'évolution de votre travail qui aboutira très certainement à une belle oeuvre.
Merci pour l'ensemble de vos gentils messages...
Bon week-end à vous,

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Martine! You are an artistic inspiration! Your person, and your paintings!
(Your most recent painting is so good, I can't
wait to see it complete!) You ROCK!

wetoilpaint said...

Just to let you know I'll be here with my coffee reading your updates. Savor the moments.

billspaintingmn said...

Thanks wet! Always like hearing from you!

Celeste Bergin said...

whoa....that is going to be soooooo beautiful. I am tuned in to see the result.

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Celeste! I'm excited to do this. It's a real challenge to gild, but there's help from above!

Gilberto said...

It's nice to see you always doing you best,Bill

billspaintingmn said...

Thank you Gilberto! Thank you very much! To be at your best is the best you can be :)