Wednesday, August 1, 2018

I haven't posted much lately but wanted to show my latest efforts. I have done a few more study sticks for people with various themes to them and even found time to get an ornament or two carved and painted. The holidays are closer than we think and I need to get some carved up if I will attend any shows this season.

Yet the adventure doesn't stop there, I recently brought in some new equipment and will begin to record some carving and painting sessions as folks have asked about my process for both so stay tuned there will be new stuff on the horizon coming soon.

as always, 
"Good night and May God bless"






Sunday, July 8, 2018

two more painted

Two of my latest efforts all painted up and ready for viewing. The first is the Santa from my pattern book, though I did this version without the goggles this time.

The second is simply a carving doodle that I did the other morning. I have some new paints and though I am happy with how they came out the red that I used for the skin tone has a hint of orange in it so will stick with the previous red that I have used in the past. And as you can see if you layer the colors properly you can modify any color issue that may arise.



as always, 
"Good night and May God bless"

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Latest carvings painted


So I finally finished up my latest carvings, the two on the right are going to become custom tool handles and the other will get an eyelet and become an ornament. I have been extremely blessed and busy lately with request for my painted study sticks but Christmas isn't that far away and soon I will need to get on some ornaments for the up coming holiday season. To all my friends and family have a safe and happy 4th of July celebration.


as always, 
"Good night and May God bless"

Monday, June 25, 2018

WWI soldier carving

Carved this guy yesterday and I was so happy with how he was coming along I went ahead and painted him up yesterday afternoon. I carved him to honor my grampa who served in WWI He then returned home after his time in the service to become a successful farmer. I always remember him in his coveralls and his cigars so of course my soldier was given a smoke. This has to be the smallest cigar I have carved and painted to date. The soldier was carved from a 1" piece of bass wood and carved on the corner. 






as always, 
"Good night and May God bless"

Saturday, June 23, 2018

latest carvings fini


For your viewing pleasure a few of my latest efforts, all carved from 1" block. To see a video of my painting technique go to;
https://www.facebook.com/cartoons2carvings. I paint a watered down acrylic and have been extremely happy with my results as of late.











as always, 
"Good night and May God bless"