Work-in-progressPosted: November 15, 2011
I am turning a Japanese Maple tree into a sculpture, spraying it with Chinese Red oil paint, with lacquer to follow. The piece will be mounted on a metal bracket attached to the wall. The roots will be left unpainted and dipped in thinned out lacquer. While painting, the tree hangs from the roots to allow me easily to turn it while I spray the color. These photos show the tree after three coats of primer, and then two successive coats of color. I anticipate several more coats will be needed to reach full color.