Monday, April 7, 2014

- Thar she blows! The newest folk art whale

The great white whale has taken its place on the breezeway wall, along with the fish detailed in a previous post.

As with the other folk art pieces Don has made, the whale has imaginative details:

Detail: Metal washers for the eye,
driftwood glazed with milk paint for the pectoral fin

Detail: Fluke cut from a rusted
pressed metal sheet found at By the Bridge Antiques, Wimberley

But what I like best about this latest addition to the breezeway is the way he "saw" the whale in the peeling white paint and the shape of the board.

Ahab would be impressed.

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