|Project by Josh Carte||posted 08-26-2014 07:12 PM||1241 views||2 times favorited||15 comments|
I carved this happy guy in a piece of Walnut driftwood. I do believe this is the happiest character I have ever carved. I thought the last guy was it, but this fella’ takes the cake :) I call this carving, “Elation”.
“Elation” measures 18” tall, 10” wide and 4” thick- Ginormous :)
The beard is the natural Walnut color and the face is painted with acrylics. I finish each piece with a coat of spray lacquer. This is enough to protect the paint without making the carving shiny. I feel like this sort of carving belongs indoors only, so I am able to keep a matte finish with no worry.
This carving will be sold at auction on Ebay beginning tonight at 9pm eastern. I start the bidding at 99 cents, but I put a reserve on this piece because it is so large and took so much time- plus I kind of want to keep it for myself :) To find this carving after 9 pm this evening, go to: Ebay.com and type in the words Josh Carte. Hit enter and all of the carvings that I have for sale at the time will show up. Hope this fella’ makes you smile! Have a good one :)