Deeply Affected

Something I’ve learned while making these trees over the years is that the color of the underlying wood can make quite a difference in the paint color. You don’t need to worry with, say, maple or ash, but in the case of cherry and, of course, walnut, you’ll find the color on the canister of paint doesn’t always match up very well with what is on the wood. Such was the case with this tree, as I put on a color called ultramarine violet and ended up with something much closer to plum. But I liked it and decided to stop after only two thin coats. The swirling bands of silver jazz the piece up a bit without going hog wild. Natural bits of cherry make appearances here and there. Gloss finish in shellac.



Weight 7 oz
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 7 in


Wood species





gold, green, red, natural

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