This is my first attempt at carving. The bowl is from a glued-up blank of 4/4 soft Maple. Since the wood was sorta plain, I decided to stain it...bad decision. It was all blotchy and ugly...even with shellac sealcoat applied first.
So, I then decided to paint it with what I had on hand. After the paint dried I put a coat of lacquer over everything to seal it in.
The bowl is 8" x 5".