Friday, September 06, 2013

Grey Owl

I did this one a month back but the buyer requested that I hold off publishing anything about it as it was to be given as a gift to someone who follows this blog.  The surprise worked completely and the piece was well received by the new owner.

I've said it many times before, I love doing Native Americans.  There is just so much color and detail one can use to add to the story of a carving.  I seem to learn with each new one I complete.  With this one I came up with a new way to do feathers that adds a bit of realism without much effort, and I'm always looking for more ways to do things with out much effort these days.  I'm going to hang onto this secret for a while but will probably spill the beans later on as I always seem to do.  Anyway, I hope you like him and look forward to your comments.

11 comments:

  1. What a great surprise for someone...unfortunately it wasn't me. I like the color everywhere on this one, I am a big fan of bright bold colors on carvings. It is OK with me if you hang on to your feather secret...it is yours and you deserve a few things in private to keep you ahead of the pack in the competitive carving world. It must make you (sorta) proud to see all the "Lynn clone carvings" at shows across the USA. It probably irks some of the other pro carvers as well, which I am sure isn't all bad :) I like the way this horse has its head turned even more than usual in your carvings, adds a lot of interest to the pose. Great job (again) and someone, somewhere, is a lucky dog to own this one..

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  2. what a great carving. Now I see what you've been so busy at..
    very nice Lynn...

    as usual

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  3. Another master piece. I must agree about the Native American subject matter, the opportunity for color and details far out weighs just about all subject mater. Very pleasing to the eye.

    The changes to your web site are also very pleasing the eye, mine anyway.

    Can't wait to see what comes out of your shop next.

    Ron B.

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  4. I love this one Lynn , colours are amazing . That's one lucky fella . Think I,ll show my wife this one , see if it gives her the right idea !!! Fingers crossed. Keep up the good work. Trev

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  5. Fabulous carving as usual.

    Also, I like the new (old) blog format better than the large font. I'm glad you changed back!

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  6. did you hang the stirrups from metal strips? The look amazing...

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  7. Yes, I used a strip of metal to hang the wooden stirrups. Thanks for all the kind comments.

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  8. Another great batch of carvings can't wait to see what your hiding for Dayton.GOOD LUCK there.

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  9. I can only hope to become a quarter as good as you !!

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  10. Beautiful, I admire your work. You bring realism and outstanding color to all your projects and an amazing amount of detail and thought. Keep it going.

    Question for you, I ran across an Oklahoma cowboy story Frank Eaton, have you done this real life cowboy as a project? I am an OSU parent btw.


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