Manabu Haiku : Studio Images

My second proposal to be accepted by the ReImaging Works committee is Manabu Haiku. It is constructed of five 36"x36" birch panels and will be installed in the New Lebanon branch. One of the five panels arrived shattered, so that will delay the project, but since it is not due until April 2016, I am not a bit worried! Dick Blick has notified me that they will replace the panel and I will get started once it arrives. 

Boo takes a break from Crackle Paste testing. 

Boo takes a break from Crackle Paste testing. 

Boo confirms the layout and we can begin! 

Boo confirms the layout and we can begin! 

Painters tape for a clean, straight line. 

Painters tape for a clean, straight line. 

Loading up the Crackle Paste with a palette knife. 

Loading up the Crackle Paste with a palette knife. 

It can take up to three days to complete the crackle finish!

It can take up to three days to complete the crackle finish!

Panels coming together. 

Panels coming together. 

After they dry, they go outside to sand the edges and seal the surface with gloss medium. 

After they dry, they go outside to sand the edges and seal the surface with gloss medium. 

I use the back of one of the panels to test out a few more color options for the stripes. 

I use the back of one of the panels to test out a few more color options for the stripes. 

Seeing them as a group. Tobin inspects the project... 

Seeing them as a group. Tobin inspects the project... 

...and concludes that the white is NOT working. It gets lost in the wood background, so I work on a REALLY dark copper brown finish and it all comes together. 

...and concludes that the white is NOT working. It gets lost in the wood background, so I work on a REALLY dark copper brown finish and it all comes together. 

My amazing husband helps with the install and makes sure they are all level!

My amazing husband helps with the install and makes sure they are all level!

Portrait of a happy artist! A very different painting style for me, but such a fun project to create! Thank you Reimagining Works!!! Photo by Mark Anderson. 

Portrait of a happy artist! A very different painting style for me, but such a fun project to create! Thank you Reimagining Works!!! Photo by Mark Anderson. 

Photo by Andy Snow. 

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow. 

Photo by Andy Snow

Photo by Andy Snow. 

Photo by Andy Snow