Above is the restoration I completed of Jesus on the Cross. The wood was so beautiful it was hard to believe that someone had painted it white and put brown antiquing on it! The customer was very pleased with the results and was happy that I had decided to leave the wood sanded clean and clear-coated.
Before she drove away with her Jesus, she left me with a box in my hand
that contained Mary and an assortment of broken chips and pieces. This
is my next project to complete for her.
Some of the smaller chips are missing, so I will have to create or model parts of the hands and gown, and a portion of the base in the back that she is standing on. This statue was made in Italy, and although it isn't vintage, it is much loved by my customer and she could not bear to think of tossing it away. I will do my best to restore it.