The Smoking Goat

You never know where your creative endeavors will take you, i.e. a commission for a wooden goat. The Smoking Goat restaurant, located in San Diego CA was doing a little design upgrade and they were looking for something to be placed in a nook just outside the lobby/entranceway of the restaurant.

Thanks to Anna at Radiant Design for setting it up and getting me the gig. A few pictures of the goat carved from alder wood, I layered a number of different stains on the wood starting with a whitewash and slowly working darker in the carved areas to a walnut finish. The bistro has a number of different copper accents and copper lighting so I used copper foil "hack" for the hooves and horns. The "hack" is a faux foil, using rice paper that I painted with Golden's Iridescent Copper, when dry cut or tear the paper into small squares. The squares look just like real foil and I attached them using Matte Medium again grom Golden.

If you get to North Park in San Diego check out the restaurant and the goat located at 3408 30th Street. Overall it measures about 36 inches tall and about 34 inches wide.

 …and here is the goat installed at the front door to the restaurant, at home in his little niche guarding the mail and greeting customers.

…and here is the goat installed at the front door to the restaurant, at home in his little niche guarding the mail and greeting customers.