The Folk Art of Greg Goul — Carvings, Inspiration, Nature, and Sketches.

I remember watching the Woodright’s Shop on PBS as a kid. This is Episode 1, Season 12, “Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast”. I came across this gem again while searching for carving knives online. Kestrel Tools has created a variety of knives that are sharp on both sides. Very different from most that create a crooked knife. Normally it is either a left or right handed, push or pull type of thing. They also make a variety of adze that work well for hogging away large chucks of wood.

I may buy one piece at a time, or save up for their Carver’s Kit (4 knives and a gutter adze). Anyways, check them out if you get the chance.

Indiana Folk Art, Greg Goul, Folk Art, Milk Paint, Dark-eyed Junco IMG_1764 IMG_1765

I did a demonstration at the Frankfort Art Show last weekend. I think I rambled and talked about process and inspiration more than actually carving. Well … this is the bird that I started. It’s a Dark-eyed Junco. This bird arrives in Indiana to show the sign that Winter is coming. Sometimes I even see them in October. Not this year though.

This bird is carved from pine, painted in milk paint, and finished with a pine stain.