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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gargoyle

Hi,
This is my copy of a Don powell carving, that appeared in a issue of "Australian wood Review".
Don stated that he based his carving on a gargoyle from the Boboli Gardens in Florence.
For practice, I first carved a small version 120 mm high for the top of a walking staff, this gave me a feel for the subject. My gargoyle is in camphor laurel 300 mm high by 250 mm wide. I really like the color in this timber to high light the features of the gargoyle. The finish is my normal four stage process. Oil to pop the grain followed by a shellac sealer. Finished with a light coat of Crystal Clear and wax.
I really enjoyed carving this piece, I hope you like him .

Regards till next time

Terry





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