|Project by PittsburghTim||posted 06-13-2015 12:48 AM||801 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Hand-carved with traditional tools from basswood. Painted with craft and artist acrylics. This is the first carving that I have completely finished. It’s about 24” wide and 8” tall.
I have always loved these patriotic-themed carvings. I hope to start on another carving tomorrow. The carving can be addictive in that once you start to see the subject come out of the wood, you can’t wait to see more and more detail. I can carve for hours without checking the time or getting tired. It’s clean and quiet work and a good way to get away from the fast-paced world. I am building up to scale model of a ship’s figurehead.
Thanks for looking,
-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."