finish (topcoat) original paintings on bass-shellac content

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by axelrod, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. axelrod

    axelrod Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2013
    I use basses as the canvas, or support, for paintings/drawings using shellac, as ground, as ink/paint, and as topcoat. Interested in various experiences of top-coating shellac. Tried multiple shellac layers with thin spray can nitro layers over that-works but not best possible outcome. First try was over Catalpa body, and yes it dents easily, is like a butterfly, or Death's Head Moth, in weight and fragility, but man does it resonate. Finish layer must be compatible with shellac, look good over shellac, look good and not harm the original artwork, protect the artwork, protect the bass, not inhibit resonance, not crack, and otherwise be perfect. Got any good ideas?
    More pics, info, and sketches for next piece here;

    Gear Paintings – Glen Holland


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  2. so is that a bass bass?

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  3. axelrod

    axelrod Supporting Member

    Jun 11, 2013
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