It was a beautiful piece as-is. Gorgeous lines and carvings. Solid construction. Just lovely.
And as lovely as it was, I knew it could be exquisite. I knew exactly the image that I would use. 'Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses' by John William Waterhouse (1891). But as much as I love to do image transfer, I was a little nervous about how the piece would be received. It's a piece that you either love or don't. I don't think there's a middle ground on this one.