Marquetry is an artistic set of thin wooden plates (veneer) of various colors and textures. I revive the ancient art of marquetry and give it a new modern look. Pieces of wood, docking along the edges with each other, form a complete picture, which is then glued to the base, sanded, finished with oils, and varnished. Many steps are repeated many times to achieve a better result. Oil finish only with the first primer, and ending with shellac lacquer takes up to 7 days. The role of colors in marquetry is played by the texture and shade of the wood, so the most critical task is to determine the composition and the artist's artistic ability to select and combine the right pieces of veneer. In my workshop, there are different types of veneer, from black to almost white, and the same wood in other areas can have different shades.
In some pieces below, I have a combination of Charcoal drawing in the background and wood carving in the front. The goal was to make it 3D, bring the art to life, and make a deeper connection between the observer and the artwork.
Please note! Colorful oyster shells have been used in some of the work below, but no paints or dyes are used to manufacture the panel. Also, customization is possible, but due to the color and grains of the wood, no two pictures look precisely alike.