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Project by mpounders posted 228 days ago 811 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another Santa I just finished, based on a Michele Stetson roughout. I love the ornate style of painting that Michele was known for and have tried to incorporate that. I’m really pleased with how he turned out! Thanks for looking!

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com





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Spoontaneous

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#1 posted 227 days ago

Beautiful work on this one….. carving and painting. Really nice.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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Billinmich

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#2 posted 227 days ago

Great job on your carving.Painting really sets it off.

-- Bill in Mich

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Underdog

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#3 posted 227 days ago

Mike, this is wonderful! Great carving and great painting! Santa has a realistic lean for the load, and a great expression! The detail in your painting is astounding…

I gotta break out the brushes and paint…

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 227 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 227 days ago

Hi Mike,

WOW!!!! You are really getting good at this caricature carving and painting. Bravo!

What type of paint did you use on this project?

-- Dennis Zongker

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mpounders

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#6 posted 227 days ago

Thanks all! Dennis, it’s acrylic washes with a satin polyurethane finish brushed on and blotted. I’ve started mixing my paints in little plastic bottles with lids, so that I can shake them and get a real even mix.

-- Mike P., Arkansas, http://mikepounders.weebly.com

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 227 days ago

This looks great, Mike. Your carving and painting just keep on getting better with everyone that you do.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Rick

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#8 posted 227 days ago

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 227 days ago

That reminds me of the Santa Clauses from Germany as my mother had many of these out of wood and porcelain.

Very highly detailed and painted beautifully! Thanks for letting us see it!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Roger

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#10 posted 225 days ago

Mike, you are a fine, fine, carver. Santa is comin soon.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Francois Vigneron

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#11 posted 225 days ago

Yeah ! Santa is coming to town ! And his bag of tools, I mean… toys, looks quite heavy :-)
Great job Mike. Thanks for sharing.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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Stonegate

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#12 posted 225 days ago

Lovely work. Thanks for sharing?

-- CJ, https://www.etsy.com/shop/cjsolberg?ref=si_shop

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Fishinbo

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#13 posted 223 days ago

He looks amazing! Excellent carving and great colors. Awesome work!

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