Sue Walters Pyrography
Fine art pyrography on paper, wood and leather



  TECHNIQUES GALLERY #2  

COPYRIGHT ©SUE WALTERS

HOME  EMAIL  GUESTBOOK  AWARDS   LINKS
THE PYRO SHOP (pyrographic supplies and books)
THE PYRO SCHOOL (online school, techniques/tips, in focus, visual diary, teaching schedule, safety)
THE PYRO GALLERY (pyrographic work) -  THE OTHER GALLERY (other art work)
THE ART SHOP (art work, commissions and prints available for sale)
THE PYRO NEWSLETTER

BURNISHED PENCIL ON PAPER
All of the needles and mushroom stalks were done in monochrome. The Mushroom tops were done by colouring with artists pencils and then gently 'burnishing' to deepen and alter the colour. (Burnishing in this case means using a gentle heat to polish and deepen the pencil colour.)
Care to choose non-toxic pigments is essential.

BURNING/PENCIL/WATER COLOUR AND GOUACHE ON PAPER
Paper burning has several advantages. It's readily available, easy to frame and has an aesthetic appeal all of it's own.
This piece was burnt on hot pressed water colour paper. A watercolour was was laid first, then the main burning was done, making sure to heavily texture the deer's coat. Colour pencil was then used on the coat of the deer to bring out the colour. White gouache was used to highlight the tail.

MONOCHROME LEATHER BURNING
Leather burning is a lot of fun and very pleasing to the eye. It is a cool burn and a smooth burn.
Vegetable tanned leather should only be burnt on.
This is very much a tonal burning. Smoothness and a gradual build up of tone was the objective to convey the smoothness of the coat and leather. All shading was done with a spoon shade.

PORTRAIT ON PLY WITH BLOW TORCH
IN MEMORY OF MY BROTHER, SCOTT
Portraits are extremely effective in pyrography. This one was mainly done with a shader and a skew, but cross hatching can be equally effective and will fade less than fine shading.
The background is a gradual build up of blow torch burning.

NEGATIVE CELTIC WITH A TEXTURED, PINE BACKGROUND
Celtic work is very effective when done in pyrography. A skew was used to detail the Celtic birds and a hot writing nib was jabbed in an overlapped manner to create the background.

MONOCHROME PAPER BURNING
Monochrome burning on white paper has a beautiful sepia look...like an old fashioned photo.
A skew, writer and spoon shader were used.


HOME  EMAIL  GUESTBOOK  AWARDS   LINKS
THE PYRO SHOP (pyrographic supplies and books)
THE PYRO SCHOOL (online school, techniques/tips, in focus, visual diary, teaching schedule, safety)
THE PYRO GALLERY (pyrographic work) -  THE OTHER GALLERY (other art work)
THE ART SHOP (art work, commissions and prints available for sale)
THE PYRO NEWSLETTER


Sue Walters
15 Roma Parade
Upwey, Victoria
Australia, 3158
P.O.BOX 1131
Tel: (+61)(03) 9754 8207
E-mail
Problems or want to contact the site manager?Click here.
Copyright Sue Walters