Relief woodcarving: "Amalfi Coast"

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Relief woodcarving: "Amalfi Coast"
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This scene is a composite of sketches made by Escher while living in Italy in the 1930’s. The 16” x 27” basswood relief was carved in 2016. The entire carving was sealed with water-based polyacrylic before wiping gel stain into lines, creases and textures for emphasis.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#1 posted 09-01-2018 04:43 PM

Well done, very beautiful

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 09-01-2018 04:45 PM

Great detail work all over it. Excellent job !!!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 09-01-2018 05:16 PM

Wow – cool indeed

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#4 posted 09-01-2018 06:10 PM

WOW what a beautiful work of art … GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 09-02-2018 01:00 AM

at first glance my mind went straight to Escher.. nice work!

-- Rob - Indianapolis IN - Learning... one mistake at a time...

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#6 posted 09-02-2018 02:12 AM

I’m a big Escher fan as well (I have one of his prints on my office wall).

You did a great job on the carving!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#7 posted 09-02-2018 02:24 AM

To see some of my other carvings based on Escher graphics, so to

Then click thru Art, Traditional techniques, Impossible Figures in Applied Art, Woodcarvings by Philip Allin

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#8 posted 09-03-2018 09:00 AM

Outstanding details. It wil took some time to figure out all details.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 09-08-2018 06:24 AM

I must have missed that first time around!
You know by now that I really like your carvings, this is no exception.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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