I finished the sunburst fireplace carving in poplar. Here are the photos.
I am pleased with the way it turned out. These sharp edged carvings, when the shadows fall on them, show such dramatic darks and lights. It reminds me of v-cut letter carving. I hope it doesn’t change once it is painted white.
I hope to have a photo of the actual fireplace within a month. Off to play in my workshop (I don’t get a chance to do this much these days).