This, an early window hanging, shows very well the technique I use to make the bark of the trees. When I have waxed the various browns of the tree trunks, I screw the cloth up tightly, cracking the wax and even letting wax fall off completely in some areas. Then I work the black dye deep into the cracks. It looks a complete mess at the time and I have to repair any cracks on the stag itself, but when all the wax is scraped off and the piece of work ironed between paper, it looks just like bark.
Sadly this piece is sold but if you would like to talk about commissioning one like it, email me