Here is the finished carving. I decided to add a base, made from 8/4 cherry. I like the color of the cherry with the cedar, and I think the base is plain enough that it does not distract from the carving.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
I have finished carving the Native American. I added detail to the face, hair and carved the buffalo robe. I applied a coat of satin polyurethane and wiped off the excess with paper towels. Gotta love the way the color pops when you apply a finish on cedar. I am still thinking about adding a base.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Had a great time Saturday at Shoal Creek Living History Museum. Weather was nice and I was busy all day. Sold a couple carvings and talked with more people than I could count. Did manage to take a few photos.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
At this point I have removed some wood from the front of the log below the neck. I refined the chin and neck before adding detail. Most of the face has been detailed. I carved and burned the eyes like I have on past projects. Still have to carve the hair and decide how far I want to go with this carving. I want to leave some of the log in it's natural state. But, I'm thinking a buffalo robe will look nice on this elder.