Pyrography

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py·rog·ra·phy  

pīˈrägrəfē   noun

The art or technique of decorating wood or leather by burning a design on the surface with a heated metallic point.

For most of my paintings the medium is listed as, Pyrography and Acrylic on Wood Panel.
 At shows many people ask me about the “pyrography” word and are interested to understand just what it means. My version of pyrography is not typical wood burning. I have been working with this technique since 1996 and still enjoy every painting. I use a very basic and inexpensive tool and just the chisel tip. Nothing fancy. Then just do layers of burning then painting then burning and more paint until i have the image I want.

 

 

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