Woodburning of Andrew Wyeths “Quaker”
After marveling at Andrew Wyeths original “Quaker” it dawned on me that it would make for a challenging woodburning. There are a total of 8 layers of veneer and wood, each stacked and woodburned as the picture progressed. The first layer is the outdoors which is holly veneer. The window is built on top of it Kumiko style out of basswood followed by the layer that makes up the window casing also basswood. Note that the sunlight on the casement and the floor is actually the unburned wood that I masked during the process. The inside of the fireplace is charred basswood. The main wall is basswood with a medium burn carefully sanded to leave some minor charring. The window and fireplace trim and the main molding is spanish cedar veneer with details woodburned in. The left coat is made of basswood carved, woodburned and stained. The right coat is made of a base of basswood and 2 layers of holly veneer each of which is woodburned to include the details of that layer. The basswood making up the floor and the left side of the window casement are cut at a slight angle to add depth to the picture so that the floor closest to the viewer actually is closer. The only non-wood items in the pictures are the tiny 3D printed partial coat hangers and the 18 gauge nails they hang on.