Leaf by Glynnis Cruice

Ivy leaf in bass wood 10 x 9.5  inches, painted and finished with beeswax.

I finished the carving and intended leaving it unpainted, but I had not realised that the undulations of leaf caused the danish oil to soak into the dips and it turned out patchy with almost black patches.  It looked like a withered autumn leaf.  I soaked it in white spirit and sanded it then decided to paint it green with acrylic paint and to give it a sheen I coated with beeswax, which gave it a better result.

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