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Custom wood burning art and oil paintings by our highly skilled artisan Amish craftsman

Updated on September 22, 2011
Wood Burning Hunting Dog and Pheasant
Wood Burning Hunting Dog and Pheasant
Wood Burning Pheasant
Wood Burning Pheasant
Spiritual oil painting
Spiritual oil painting
Big Buck Oil Painting
Big Buck Oil Painting
Hand Carved Gun Stock
Hand Carved Gun Stock
Oil Painting of hunting dog flushing out a pheasant in a snowy field.
Oil Painting of hunting dog flushing out a pheasant in a snowy field.

High End Custom Art Work at Cottage Craft Works

At one time or another you have probably used or had a wood burning art kit in your home, and know just firsthand the difficulty of doing the fine lines to bring out the detail in wood burning art work. You may have also worked with oils in art class or in your own home studio and know the right combinations of colors and textures to highlight the objects is what makes an oil painting just come to life.

The art of wood burning is also known as Pyrography, from the Greek “writing with fire pur” and “graphos” meaning writing is an ancient art and written communication form dating back to the early ages where fire was the mainstay of an individual’s daily ritual from cooking, staying warm, making items or entertainment.

Originally people would heat an object such as a poker used to stir the fire and make marks into wood. As the skills increased the burnt marks resembled rough outlines of animals or other objects that would reflect on the surroundings of their time.

Over the years people began to hone the skills of wood burning by using different shapes and sizes of objects to begin to fill in the rough outlines to resemble the fur and feathers of the animals. As the wood burning iron became more refined, different tips would be added to create different designs.

Being able to visualize the picture, using the right tips, and acquiring the techniques of applying just the right pressure to capture the correct highlights and shadows for a realistic picture is what separates the beginner to the most accomplished wood burning artist. The most accomplished artist can produce such detail and fine lines, that at first glance you may just think it is a well done pencil sketch.

Oil painting also dates back to the fifteenth century with some of the most famous paintings being completed over the centuries. It is difficult to find one artist that has accomplished art skills in so many different art mediums.

At Cottage Craft Works we like handcrafted items completed by highly skilled craftsmen. The Amish gentleman who also does the hand carving on our gun stocks is just as talented with wood burning, oil painting, or engraving into metal and other objects.

If you would like to have your favorite photo, hunt scene, picture of a family pet, our skilled artisan can duplicate your photo or image in wood by either wood burning or hand carving. He can paint in oil, engrave it into metal, glass or even an egg shell. His work is absolutely breath taking. What a better way to capture the memories or give a gift of a favorite hunting dog making the owner proud.

You can see his work and obtain a custom quote at Cottage Craft Works .Com

Cottage Craft Works is a unique on line store featuring handcrafted back-to-basic and artisan products by small cottage and small business based crafts people. Crafts people who utilize trades, skills and traditions passed down over generations. Many of the products are Amish made without using modern machines or computer operated equipment.


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      7 years ago from Ohio

      Wood burning is a true art form that is being lost because of a lack of interest in the younger generation.


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