I got a commission to do some paintings onto an elliptical enamel plaque. The major and minor axis of the ellipse are to be 150mm by 90mm, respectively. The paintings are to be of a house in each of the seasons, so four paintings in all, and each one is to be inset into the seat of handmade bar stool.
Category archives: Commissions
Some of the commissions that I've worked on (or currently working on!)
Here's the set of finished pieces that make up the enamel cross. I finished it a couple of months ago but I've not got around to updating this blog until now.
I've not got round to updating the posts on this project for a bit. Here's how the cross looked after all the engraving was finished:
I've finished the engraving for the penultimate section on the enamel cross. It's looking good! The twirly bits on this section were a bit tricky, those inside curves are really hard to get nice and clean cuts on.
I've finished the centre piece of the cross, the engraving aspect anyway. This one took a while!
The enamel cross project is coming along well. I've got the lower two sections finished and cut out the four upper sections. The previous posts on this project are: part 1, part2, part3, part 4 and there's a new post on cutting out the metal sections here.
Here's how it's looking now:
For the enamel cross project I needed to cut out sections of the cross that could be placed together with a high degree of accuracy. The shapes are quite complicated having an inter-locking jigsaw-like joint, see above. For this purpose I decided to use my CNC Sherline mill and program some tool paths.