Thursday, June 6, 2013

Lady in relief


In May, I attended a Don Powel workshop hosted by the Bribie Island Arts centre.

If anyone has the opportunity to attend a carving workshop, grab it with both hands. The experience is worth it weight in gold.

It was a relief carving workshop and I chose a female head.
My piece is in Jelutong,  230mm x 190mm x 50mm thick.
Finished with four coats of Danish oil and a smear of Traditional wax.

I enjoyed this piece, carved over two days, and am very happy with the result.



Wednesday, May 1, 2013





This is my second Greenman in this style.

I like the nice flowing lines , and it is a satisfying piece to carve.

Juletong is the timber used, a very bland looking wood but so, so easy to carve. The piece is 250 mm x 230 mm x 50 mm deep. Finished with 5 coats of  Minwax "wipe on poly"