I focused on geometric patterns on this first table. I based the background on nature… sky, earth.
Wood is tricky to mosaic on… it expands and contracts based on humidity. The terrazzo has to be adhered with mastic. Sanded grout is best.
The other table I did was a crappy pine end table. It was so ugly, no amount of refinishing or paint would have helped it.
One year during Artists Open Studio Tours I didn’t feel like painting. When I paint I get covered with oil paint and turpentine and linseed oil. And my paintings often do not make sense until they are completed. So I decided to mosaic an ugly old table.
Again, geometric designs ruled. Just call me lazy.