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Jesus with Praying Hands

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

Gnome on a Dome

Basswood 12 inches high Acrylic paint Detailing was done using micro tools.

Voyageur

Voyageur

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.

Trapper

Trapper

Basswood 9 inches high Acrylic paint finish I saw this knit headpiece in a photo and decided it needed a face under it.

Cougar

Cougar

Basswood Hair was done using a sharp tipped wood burner. Finished with acrylic paint and highlights put on by dry brushing.

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse

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.

Acanthus

Acanthus

Butternut 12 inches long Carved for a decorative addition to a piece of furniture.

One Feather

One Feather

Butternut on walnut base 11 inches high Care was taken to evenly balance the wood grain in his face.

Cat Glass Eyes

Cat Glass Eyes

Butternut 12 inches high One of my early carvings done for my cat loving wife.

Blue Birds

Blue Birds

Basswood 8.5 inches high Painted with acrylics Mount is "found wood" with old barbed wire.

Mountain Man

Mountain Man

14.5 inches high butternut on walnut base This carving utilizes negative space to separate the bust from the base.

Dog In Point

Dog In Point

Butternut 6 inches high x 10.5 inches long Carved from one piece of wood.

Harvest Lunch

Harvest Lunch

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.

Blonde Lady

Blonde Lady

Basswood in walnut base 12 inches high Her eyes: iris is inlayed mahogany with the pupil inlayed teak.

Caricatures

Caricatures

Basswood 3 inches high

Snowpeople

Snowpeople

Basswood 7 inches high Both painted with acrylics One of the projects in my book.

Stylized Cat

Stylized Cat

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.

Santa

Santa

Basswood 6 inches high acrylic paint This was a model for a class I taught.

Horse Heads

Horse Heads

Walnut 11 inches diameter, pierced relief One of the projects in my book and a class I teach.

Iris Flower

Iris Flower

Basswood Colored using artist oils Carving is done in low relief using micro tools. No area is carved deeper than 1/8 inch.

Carousel Pony

Carousel Pony

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.

Acanthus

Acanthus

Cherry 24 inches long The decorative acanthus carving was done separately, then attached to the front of the fireplace.

Oak Cross

Oak Cross

Cross is 4 feet tall, done for a church.

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Iris Flower

Basswood Colored using artist oils Carving is done in low relief using micro tools. No area is carved deeper than 1/8 inch.