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.
Just some simple snaps from the art show last weekend. I’m working on some newer images. Some of the birds sold, but the Squirrel will probably always remain with me.
This piece is one of my favorites. It didn’t create much interest at the show (maybe two comments). That surprised me, but many of the artists told me you could never tell year-to-year. The evening shadows really make this image pop.
Well … I have completed my first show. I very much appreciate the folks that invited me to show and to those that came and visited throughout the weekend.
It’s been a spell getting back into the groove. I think I have 50+ birds ready to go for carving, five have already been carved and base painted. This grouping of birds will be carved from pine.