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.


  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.

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

  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

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

  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?..