yellow crested cockatiel and santa wood spirit

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Project by pat sherman posted 12-20-2011 08:57 PM 1258 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are my two latest carvings. still have to do the feet for the cockatoo. these were done from blanks given to me by my good friend cathy k. from minn. thanks cathy, had fun doing them.
the bird was carved then woodburned,then painte with washes of arcylic paint. after coating the carving with boiledlinseed oil.
the santa was painted with acrylics. then both finished with clear acrylic paint.

they are basswood. the wood the cockatoo is sitting on is a piece of driftwood from lake erie beach in penn.

thanks for looking.

-- pat,ohio...

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#1 posted 12-20-2011 11:44 PM

Very cool Pat! I love them both!
Great Job keep it up!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 12:05 AM

Very cool Pat. Long time since I’ve seen a post from you. Great job on the bird. I still love your horses. Have the best Holiday season ever. love ya, mike and kris

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 12:53 AM

Wonderful job

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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pat sherman

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 02:30 AM

thanks my friends . have two woodburnings i am working on when done will show them also. comments much appreated.

-- pat,ohio...

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 02:51 AM

Great ones Pat, just like the cockatoos in Australia, damn pests eat the fruit before we can get it. Love the Santa spirit and damn I have just had a birthday. Have a Merry Christmas buddy.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 12-21-2011 03:17 AM

Those are some terrific carvings ,really well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-22-2011 03:46 AM

very cool work, i owned the same bird, brings back a lot of good feelings thanks,shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#8 posted 12-22-2011 04:49 AM

shinju, thank you. that really makes me feel good.


-- pat,ohio...

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