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This portrait carving of grandson, Daniel Little, turned out to be a happy accident. After hours of work, it was finally ready to stain, starting with a dark stain for the hair.... a dark stain that splittered and splattered all over my pretty carving!
Oh woe is me, woe is me -
The PS to this tale is that while the carving made Daniel look older than his 5 year old portrait, at 8 years old he looked very much like the carving.
This relief wood carving of my darling husband, James, is the first carving I did after more then 6 years. It took 3 tries and a whole lot of doing, but in the end it is just a bit of alright. James likes it.
A relief wood carving of Malcolm Scoble, Department Head of UBC Mining Engineering, set in a scene of Cornwall. This was my parting gift to him when I took early retirement in 2005 to move to Powell River.
The buildings and foreground are textured using 8 different minerals; the sea is blue agate.
Old Man of the Sea
I saw this gent in a magazine and just had to bring it to life in a carving -
The animal in his arms was another thing entirely. It was supposed to be a cat -
The Sullen Warrior
The quality of this photo is quite poor, but I wanted to include it to show what can be done with just a belt sander. While I did actually finish off the carving, Terry McKinnon did most of it in an hour with said belt sander.
A relief carving portrait of our granddaughters (now adults). They’re not identical twins, but when they were younger it was pretty much impossible to tell them apart. To do this carving I measured every part of their face in order to capture the subtle differences, but each measurement was within a millimetre so it wasn’t much help.
A relief carving based on a line drawing of Chief Dan George -
Can you see the buffalo shape in the burl?. I see a buffalo, but some see a lion.
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