|Project by Waterlog||posted 10-06-2014 04:39 AM||767 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Worked on this eagle based on the work of John Haley Bellamy of Kittery, ME (1836-1914). His carvings of eagles have fetched up to $650,000 at auction. Carved from basswood and mounted on a Bradford Pear slab. It was painted with some old oil paints we had laying around from my wife’s hobby from 20 years ago. I do not recommend this paint but I was cheaping out to save money. It took 2 weeks for the paint to dry. I applied walnut stain and then wiped it off to dumb down the bright colors and to antique the appearance, then sprayed on semi gloss poly urethane. My wife declared it “house worthy” so, it now resides on the wall in our living room.
-- LWB Waterlog