Thursday, 16 February 2012

Roses Soundboard

Here is the body of one of our 34 string 'Clarsach' harps; it is the part that amplifies the sound when the strings are plucked. The customer for this particular instrument has requested a stylised rose design painted onto the soundboard. She also asked that it incorporated the initial letter 'R' but without it being too obvious. Can you see it (I don't think it's very hard to spot)?

Design now ready to paint
 
The soundboard may now be done but the harp itself is a few weeks from being finished.


8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful bit of artwork.. I am looking forward to seeing the whole process.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, I'll try and get a shot of it when it's finished. If you fancy seeing some other finished harps, our website is www.pilgrimharps.co.uk

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  2. The painting is beautiful, well done!

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    1. Thanks Eileen, that's very kind of you.

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  3. Oh dear! I was sure I had commented on your last post but realise now that it was very late one night when I read it and I was going to come back the next day but got bogged down with other things. However, I did enjoy it and you had some lovely photos of your snowy garden. I was relieved to read the mouse was en route, I feared at first it had succumbed to the weather!

    The artwork for the harp is really beautiful as the finished article will be I'm sure, you really are very talented.

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    1. Hopefully 'our' Wood Mouse is finding things a little easier now the snow has thawed and the weather is just a little milder. You are very kind about the artwork - I'm hoping our customer likes is as much as you do!

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  4. Hi Jerry!
    Lovely artwork. You have many beautiful pictutes and some realy interesting reading at your blog.
    Greetings from Sweden
    /Ingemar

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