Having Fun With Oak!

As I have mentioned in the past, I fell in love with painting on wood when I found a couple of slices of a tree trunk at the entrance to Boot Hill Cemetery in Pioche, Nevada.

Since that time I just cannot get enough wood to paint on! I’m not sure what the attraction is. I have always painted on the appropriate paper for whatever medium I happened to be using but now all I can think about is wood painting.

I am blessed to have two friends who are wood artists. They make everything-beautiful cutting boards, windchimes, furniture, etc. I am always telling them to save their wood scraps for me.

At the end of October one of them brought me more wood than I know what to do with and I have been having a blast. I received beautiful slabs of cedar, slices of ironwood, a juniper root and slices of oak from a limb he head to trim from a tree…FUN!

What I have been working with most recently are the small slices of oak from the tree limb. I decided to drill holes in them, paint miniature pictures on them and then thread a lace of leather through the hole as a hanger.

I have completed approximately ten of what I call “oak medallions”. The two I completed this week are winter scenes to celebrate the season. One is entitled “Day Winter Scene” and the other is “Night Winter Scene”. I am hoping to complete a couple more seasonal medallions before moving on.

Should you wish to purchase a medallion feel free to check out my page entitled “Painted Oak Medallions” and contact me at gypsywitchcreations@yahoo.com to make arrangements. Or, if you are in the area, stop by and see me at 960 W Main Street, Slot #19, Quartzsite, Arizona.

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