I had posted a picture of this before,well now I’ve actually started on it this A.M.
The whole painting is a bit over 7 ft tall and 4 ft wide.The hazy side is vellum where I’m drawing the patterns for the moulding and drapery. I’ve also included a small sketch of what the final piece should look like as well as the beginning stages of the glue up. This is being done in Mahogany. I’ll also carve the rope tiebacks as well as the tassels. Along the bottom edge of the drapery I’ll duplicate the pattern seen on Mary’s robe.The top will be an actual brass rod that I’ll run through the wood and carve the wood to look like it drapes over the rod.The bottom will be a narrow shelf basically with egg & dart moulding as well as the same mouldings edging the painting.