Jesus with Praying Hands
Basswood on walnut base 12 inches high Rubbed satin finish varnish Eyes are inlayed mahogany Carving was done for our church.
Gnome on a Dome
Basswood 12 inches high Acrylic paint Detailing was done using micro tools.
Basswood 9 inches high Finish is stain made by mixing artist oils with boiled linseed oil. When the linseed oil was dry, the carving was then coated with a light spray of satin finish varnish. This is a carving done in a class I teach.
Basswood 9 inches high Acrylic paint finish I saw this knit headpiece in a photo and decided it needed a face under it.
Basswood Hair was done using a sharp tipped wood burner. Finished with acrylic paint and highlights put on by dry brushing.
Butternut on oak rocker 24 inches high at head Colored areas are aniline dyes, then finishes with water-based varnish. I did two of these for my first two grandchildren.
Butternut 12 inches long Carved for a decorative addition to a piece of furniture.
Butternut on walnut base 11 inches high Care was taken to evenly balance the wood grain in his face.
Cat Glass Eyes
Butternut 12 inches high One of my early carvings done for my cat loving wife.
Basswood 8.5 inches high Painted with acrylics Mount is "found wood" with old barbed wire.
14.5 inches high butternut on walnut base This carving utilizes negative space to separate the bust from the base.
Dog In Point
Butternut 6 inches high x 10.5 inches long Carved from one piece of wood.
Basswood 18 inches high Micro tools were used extensively to put in the detail Pioneer lady is bringing lunch to the workers in the field.
Basswood in walnut base 12 inches high Her eyes: iris is inlayed mahogany with the pupil inlayed teak.
Basswood 3 inches high
Basswood 7 inches high Both painted with acrylics One of the projects in my book.
Butternut 12 inches high Finished with three coats of Danish Oil, then coated with paste wax and buffed. Notice how balancing the grain in the nose makes the carving more interesting.
Basswood 6 inches high acrylic paint This was a model for a class I taught.
Walnut 11 inches diameter, pierced relief One of the projects in my book and a class I teach.
Basswood Colored using artist oils Carving is done in low relief using micro tools. No area is carved deeper than 1/8 inch.
Basswood 4 inches high Painted with acrylics This was one of eight animals done for a carousel christmas tree base. Decorated tree was donated for a raffle to get monies for a home which supports people with disablilitis.
Cherry 24 inches long The decorative acanthus carving was done separately, then attached to the front of the fireplace.
Cross is 4 feet tall, done for a church.