Girl Wood Spirit Carving, Found Wood

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Project by Josh Carte posted 10-16-2014 09:44 PM 2284 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I carved this female wood spirit carving today in a piece of found wood- a Hemlock knot. Women’s soft features and delicate curves make them a tricky and time-consuming carve. I really like the way she turned out :) I really like the grain being a part of this carving and the neat shape of the knot. The tone of the skin is the natural knot color and a little brown paint. I use acrylic paints diluted to my desired shades. The natural knot color act as the highlights of the carving, the dark brown as the eye color and deeper grooves, and the highly diluted brown for shading. I carved her using rotary tools, mainly burs of various sizes. She is finished with spray lacquer.

This carving will be up for auction on Ebay, beginning tonight at 9 pm. To find all of the carvings I have for auction at any given time, go to Ebay. com and, in the search bar, type “Josh Carte”. Happy Bidding!

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Thanks for checking out my work! Hope to hear from you soon! Have a good one :)


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#1 posted 10-16-2014 10:47 PM

She is a beaut! Keep up the good work i enjoy it.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 11:15 PM

nice job

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 11:21 PM

Hemlock indeed, those eyes tell all. Great piece of work.

-- J. E. Ekholdt, Wrightwood,

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 11:35 PM

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#5 posted 10-17-2014 12:49 AM

Subtle and gentle! Up to your usual excellent work.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 10-17-2014 01:30 AM

Pretty woman.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 10-17-2014 04:53 AM

I’m not sure which is better.
The photo or the carving.
Keep ‘em coming ….......................

-- mike...............

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#8 posted 10-17-2014 12:15 PM

Josh, I love the expression in her eyes.
Great job Mate.
Thank you for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 10-17-2014 01:25 PM

Thanks, Mike and Bob. I’ve been working on my pictures for quite some time, Mike- It’s difficult to get the carving in the picture to look the way it does at my workbench- that’s all I’m ever going for :) Thanks for all the wonderful feedback, guys!


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#10 posted 10-18-2014 11:38 PM

Very nice, Josh!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 10-19-2014 02:07 AM

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#12 posted 10-20-2014 11:18 AM

Very expressive Josh.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 10-22-2014 01:48 AM

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