House Sign Blue Tram Street Haarlem finished!

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Gevelsteen Blue Tramstraat polychromeRómulo Döderlein Win painting the gable stone of the Blue Tram street

The House Sign in Udelfanger sandstone for the Blue Tram Street about which I reported on last time is finished. A little summary: the picture was designed and drawn by cartoonist Toon van Driel, after an initiative by the Foundation for House Signs Association Haerlem. It is one of a series of ten different House Signs by ten artists and ten sculptors.

After I carved some further details and waves, I brought the stone to my friend Rómulo, who entirely polychromed it. Sometime this fall the various plaques will be unveiled. I'm sure this one will not disappoint; I myself was very pleased with the effect of polychromy together with the threedimensionally carved image.

House sign Blue Tram Street carved in sandstone

House sign Blue Tram Street carved in sandstone

House sign Blue Tram Street carved in sandstone

An interesting gable stone

A plaque in the making for the Blue Tram street in Haarlem

A plaque in the making for the Blue Tram street in Haarlem

Last week I started on a very interesting challenge: the carving of a new gable stone relief. The project deserves some explanation, because it includes a lot more than just this one relief. …Read the whole article…

House sign gable stone Mermaid completed in direct carving method

house sign Mermaid, cut in waist direct.
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The sandstone gable stone house sign stone with the mermaid that I'd already started carving some time before is finished. …Read the whole article…

A relief in direct carving method

The holidays are over and so I started a next project last Wednesday: a relief in the direct carving method. It's still far from finished, but it's starting to show just a bit by now. I'm carving it out of 'beats-me-stone ', a piece that I had lying around and of which I have no idea what exactly it is. It seems like a layered kind of sandstone, but it can also be a slate-like one. Anyway, it turned out te be a beautiful piece to work in, It can be sanded to a very fine grit and carves away very easily. Sometimes you just need a little luck. …Read the whole article…