Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Wizard carving just finished up. The scene on the back was airbrushed with a stencil and then touched up by hand to get the effects I wanted.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Bengal tiger I just finished up. Carving him wasn't too bad. Getting the color I wanted and getting the stripes on him were the hard part. Each tiger has stripes that are unique to them and the stripes are symmetrical side to side. I airbrushed the main colors and then hand painted in the stripes to get them a close as I could. The glass eyes were clear flints that had to be hand painted, because I couldn't find the right color. All in all I am genuinely pleased with him, being this is only the second one I've carved.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Here's a stylized heron I recently finished. Sanded down through 800 grit sandpaper then spent an hour rubbing him out with a brown paper bag. Three coats of spray satin lacquer, bagged between each coat and finished off with two coats of Johnsons paste wax.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Wood spirit

Had some catalpa laying around that a friend gave me. I finally got around to cutting it up this is from a piece of the slab wood which is one inch thick. It's eleven and a half long and four inches wide. First time I ever carved catalpa, I really like the grain and it carves fairly easy.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

This a Santa recently completed. He is carved from pine taken off an old pallet. This is the first time I've carved pine that had this much detail. It actually took the detail well. I plan on painting it with oil paints thinned with boiled linseed oil. I don't paint a lot of carvings with oil because of the extended drying time. Usually takes about a week before I can apply the finish coat. I will post up when I finish painting him.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Here's another Santa just finished up. I've been busy carving ornaments for family and friends and along the way a Santa or two.  Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Here he is all painted and ready for Christmas. This was a fun project to do. Carving the toys were hard for me because they are so small. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Well as you can see from the latest post about my Santa I am back. Too many things happening for a while to even thing much about carving or posting on a blog. But it all worked out and here I am continue to look for updates and new projects. Thanks Harold

The latest Santa carving finished up today. Tomorrow the paint and final finish. Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

There has been and still appears to be a problem with Blogger and uploading pictures. Until the problem is solved I won't be blogging much. I am in the process of looking for a new blog Hosting site. When i find one I will switch over and continue with blogging.