It took me a few goes to get the arch bit right. I used some old bits of wire cloche frame to form the arch. It was strong enough to take the weight of the bricks. You can see the dome of the oven beginning to take shape. I am not using any fancy methods to get it right. I prefer to work with my artist's eye. I do a bit at a time and wait for the cement to dry before adding more bricks. My impetuous nature suffers a bit from working so slowly but I am controlling the urge to do too much at one time because I don't want it too collapse.
I hope it is a nice day tomorrow. I am excited to be getting on with it. I don't even know if it will work properly. I did look at some other bread oven designs but basically they all work on the same principle. I will keep you informed.
I have been having a go at computer art. Drawing using just the mouse. It is good fun. What I hope is that it will be a good way of doing preparatory drawings which I will then be able to work up to a proper painting.
Here's what I have done so far. It is quite difficult to control the mouse and often they come out a funny size. But I am getting there. The tribute to her Majesty the Queen was a bit of fun. The kingfisher picture began as a pen drawing and then I photographed it and finished it on the computer. I was quite pleased with that one.
|Wrong size. It was originally full size A4|
|Fun tribute to Her Majesty the Queen.|
|Kingfisher with fish.|
Thanks for calling by. See you again soon.