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Finished Hares

I’ll get a better shot of this–with better lighting, and without the easel sticking into the picture–shortly for the gallery, but here’s what the finished hares look like.

diptych

semi-symmetrical!

Won’t be doing prints of these. They’re for sale, $1200 for the pair (plus shipping, which I warn you now will probably involve a crate and be somewhat exorbitant—frankly, if you’re within two hundred miles, it’d be cheaper to drive down and pick the bloody things up.) on a deep-edge canvas, so they hang without framing. Yes, I do installment plans!

If you’re interested, drop an e-mail to ursulav (at) gmail.com since…err…Huge Freakin’ Hares! Woo! (Otherwise they go on the wall in the hallway, to stare at Kevin. Kevin finds them a little unsettling for some unaccountable reason. He says they’re pretending to close their eyes but are watching him through the slits. Sheesh, you sit on the side of the studio that the paintings point at and you get paranoid, I swear.)

Originally published at Tea with the Squash God. You can comment here or there.

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These are amazing! I would somehow add carrot art on the sides... small ones... If I had that kind of money to spend and had a wall with space large enough to hold a diptych and smaller pieces...

Edited at 2012-07-09 03:31 pm (UTC)

Maybe one could do some sort of frame (or better still, a hinged diptych!) with carrot ornamentation?

...Actually, I'd suggest that ursulav make that her next big project, except that I have a feeling that her+lathe (and/or jigsaw, or whatever else you'd need) would be a bad combination.

As an amateur carpenter, here's what I've used in making the 6 picture frames I've tried so far:

* Saw (bandsaw in my case, but as long as it can do a straight rip cut, you're good to go)
* Miter saw (needed for precise 45° angles; unlikely to be the first saw unless you have a really fancy miter gauge)
* Router + table, for making the profile of the frame (one roundover bit, one ogee bit for ornamentation, and one straight bit)
* Band clamp, for holding the frame together while the glue dries.

Plus glue, sandpaper, stain, finish, and some screws and wire for hanging.

You'd also need a lot of wood. If these are 30x40" pieces, and the frame's 1.5" wide, then I'd guess you'd need about 2.5-3 board feet (12"x12"x1"), which is realistically most of an 8' board (they tend to be much less than a foot wide). Though part of that is because the pieces in question are canvas on stretcher frames, so the frame itself needs to be thicker, compared to just framing a print.

Dur, and having written that all out I see you were more interested in the ornamentation aspect. Which, not that I'm an expert at all in that kind of thing (I stick to more "functional" stuff), I'd expect to mostly be done with hand tools. Or a CNC machine if you wanted to completely automate it.

I like them. They're all cavorty-like.

If they faced away from each other, their ears and bodies would make a heart! Kinda.

Lovely hares!

I was just thinking that I'd love to see what they looked like arrayed in the opposite order!

I love the faces, myself... it's the position I find unsettling. I have Belgian Hares, and the only one that ever assumed a similar state could no longer use his back legs.

I do love the colors. I would love to have an entire room done with paint texturing like the background.

"Unsettling" is the perfect word for it; I don't dislike it, but personal experience makes it ring off-key for my tastes. I'll enjoy the Earl of Oregano and Prince of Garlic while Ursula's muses seek their next inspiration.

Do not ask why I sound like such a stuffed shirt today. Must be the chest congestion. (Argh, the allergies.)

I wish I could sell enough blood to make that much. Because those hares are totally worth it. And I totally would.

Kevin is right: they do have kind of a forbidding Sphinxes-from-'The-Neverending-Story' quality to them. I get the distinct impression that someday those eyes will open and whatever they look at will be in deep trouble.

(It's worth noting that this doesn't make me like them less. Quite the opposite.)

They look kinda eerie to me, too...

Not so much in a sinister way. They look kind of like they're dead and laid out on gravel.

Bummer, I'd really have liked to order prints of this. Hubby would probably not be amused, he has enough trouble with me wanting to display a damaged antique doll. (I don't know what they're made of, but the paint on their heads goes all crazed.)

Does in person pickup count as a hare raid?

Looking at these rabbits, this might be of interest to you (I promise it isn't labyrinth)
http://www.followtheblackrabbit.com/

I... actually really love these. Must try to persuade husband that we actually have room, which may involve moving the print of the Thoughtful Gorilla. Wonder how they would look turned on the side, facing each other?

Hmm, interesting thought! My guess is, depending on which side...pretty dead. That's not a reason not to do it, mind you!

I'm thinking not exactly dead, more in a trance? But probably better upright, yeah.

I do not have a place for them on my walls.
I do not have a place for them on my walls.
I do not have a place for them on my walls.
*dammit*

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