#57 Wood carver: Christine Coffman, elegance in wood.
I love the work of Christine Coffman. http://www.christmas-carvings.com/
Penguins, Pelicans, Bears….Keepsakes…. she captures expression so well. Her carvings are clean, well proportioned. Each one has a touch of elegance about it. The first few pictures here are Christine’s work. Those at the end are my attempts to imitate her. I do hope that this imitation is a sincere form of flattery here.
I have been practicing for the past few weeks, trying to capture the elegance of Christine’s pieces. Several of the pieces below are finished. Others are nearing completion. I like the impact of the small grouping. It adds a special appeal to already cute penguins.
It has been enjoyable to try and follow Christine’s lead. You will note, however, that her’s are around two inches tall. Mine are a bit taller. More practice. More fun. Will share more as they arrive. Happy carving.
“The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.” Proverbs 16:21