Burl wood graining

Here is a quick step-by-step for burl wood graining. For a small sample like this one, I used a slow-dry glaze mixed with the same amount of matte medium.  With a domed glazing brush, I glaze on a mixture of  vandyke brown, burnt umber, and transparent iron oxide (killer color from Proceed by Golden).  Glaze […]

What is burl wood?

Burl wood can be a challenging species to woodgrain, but the results are as visually interesting as the the actual wood.  The burl is a protuberance on the side or root of the tree, a reaction of stress on the fibrous tissue. The stress can come from a wound or bruise, insect bites, virus or […]