I met this lovely little gal in Costa Rica, and was so taken by her story, I had to do her portrait. She was ostracized from her troop until she had a baby, then both mom & monkeylet were welcomed back into the family.
Pyrography on Basswood.
Notes on the Care and Feeding of Pyrographic Art:
All food items (cutting boards, spoons, cups, bowls, etc.) are sealed with food-safe mineral oil, which does NOT have a UV block in it, so I recommend storing these items out of direct light.
All other artwork is coated with a light acrylic spray to protect against UV rays. If the acrylic ever chips, contact me and I will repair it for free.
In general, it is wise to not hang or display your pieces in direct sunlight, nor directly near a heat source (e.g., the furnace vent or under a high wattage lamp). Normal accumulation of dirt and oil can added to the effects of aging. Lightly wash the surface of your piece with a damp, SOFT slightly soapy cloth, then rinse with a clean, lightly dampened cloth. For heavy dirt use Murphy’s Oil Soap.