Beautiful wood work shows up everywhere. One just needs to have an eye for it. The pictures in this post were taken by one of my daughter’s while on a trip to Florida this winter. I love the “rope work” frame around the pelican here. Also, the artist has done a great job with the use of white to hold the piece together.
You have seen whales here before. Always like to view carvings of whales. This one is a “right” whale. Whalers named it so because it was considered the right whale to hunt. When struck with a harpoon, this whale would stay afloat so whalers had an easier time of processing it.
I like the overhead shot best. The lines look clean. I am not so thrilled with the head shot, the manufactured eye does not sit well in the head, from my perspective. I would also like to see a rougher surface on the whale, they are not as smooth or clean looking as this carving presents.
These two sea turtles make a great presentation. Great negative space, nice movement created by the turn of their heads and the spacing of their bodies on the stand. A pleasing presentation. I think they may be Green Sea Turtles. For my taste, however, I would like a little more detail on the rear flippers on each turtle.
What are you carving these days? Have anything to share? Would love to hear from you.
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
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