Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Coal Miner

This post will close out the Coal Miner project. Needless to say, I'm sorry we couldn't flesh him out like I had originally hoped but even without the addition of a coal cart I think he looks pretty snappy. One thing for sure.....he needs to spend a few minutes, maybe an hour, in the shower.

To make the scenic base which he's standing on I just used some small gravel and glued it down with ModPodge like I normally do.  Once dry the entire thing was painted black with a few touches of gray here and there in a few of the open spots.  The overall appearance of the piece might seem a little dark but I think it only adds to the figure and the idea we were trying to express.

I hope you enjoyed following along and will look forward to your comments.  As always, there are more photos in the Gallery album.

7 comments:

  1. He is pretty dirty, which is good. Looks so good I think you could (maybe should)enter him in realistic category. I imagine you have holiday plans, so I don't expect a new project this year, but looking forward to something in 2014...have a great Christmas Holiday Season.

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  2. he looks awesome....well done Lynn

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  3. What a great caricature Lynn. You made him look very life-like covered in coal dust and the base works just fine for this carving. Looking forward to seeing what you'll have for us in the coming New Year.

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    1. Absolutely fantastic Lynn,this is hoping you and Judy and your family, have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.f red k

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  5. Excellent. Now what are you going to do? I can't wait. Ginny

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  6. After seeing how good he looks on the base I think the coal cart may have been a bit over the top anyway. I like the simulated coal base. Is the small cluster of coal at his feet just larger pieces of gravel?..

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