Friday, February 22, 2013

Out West - Up In A Cloud!

As you can see, I've been making a few changes to the design and layout of this Blog.  One change that might need a little explanation is the switch to using a Cloud system instead of Labels as a means of looking up past posts.  If you scroll down the column on the right you'll see an alphabetical jumble of words vs. the previous list.  Beside each word will be a number showing how many times I've made a post that refers to that subject.  Clicking on a word will bring up all the posts in which that word was part of the subject, i.e., Native American appears in 78 posts so far.  I hope that's understandable.  Hopefully this will make searching a little easier.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Red Antelope - Finished!

Here's my newest Native American.  I really love doing this type of character.  Compared to some there is not that much carving involved but they just seem to turn out looking as great as something that takes a real long time.  This one especially just makes you smile when you look at him.  He stands about 15" tall with the base.

Hope you like him and also hope you like the new Blog layout.  More photos in the Gallery and your comments are always welcome.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Red Antelope - The Final Touches

I spent some of this morning putting the final touches to this piece and thought you might like to see how I went about it.  Maybe there are a few things in the video that might help you put a little extra shine to your next creation.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Don Quixote - Finished At Last

Judy and I put the ending to this poor Spaniard this afternoon.  I'm am really pleased at the way he turned out.  I was a little worried about whether the large amount of silver in the color scheme would overpower everything else but it seems to work, at least for me.   I think the brass nameplate will also add another touch of color that will balance it out even more.

I hope you enjoyed this series.  I know it was a long one but sometimes that's what it takes to create some special as this one certainly is.  There are more photos in the Gallery and I look forward to your comments.

Don Quixote - Part 22 -- FINISHED!!!

At last! This segment will wrap up this project. I think it turned out much better than I thought it would. I hope you have as much fun creating your own as I did making mine.

Don Quixote - Part 22 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Don Quixote - Part 21

Finally, we get to paint this old codger.  Hopefully, there will be just one more segment after this one.  While this has been a great project I'm looking forward to moving on to something else.  I think I've got a great one lined up that will appeal to a wide audience and will not be near as hard as this one.  Anyway, here is how I painted him.

Don Quixote - Part 21 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Osage County Cowboy - Painted

Finally got the details on this one today.  Glad he's out of the way as he's been hanging around for too long.  Turned out pretty good.  This little scene is always a crowd pleaser and doesn't stay too long in the Gallery.  Hope you like him.  More photos in the gallery.

Red Antelope

Here is a new one I just finished up this morning.  I really like the expression...he looks quite proud.   I plan on doing some pretty decorative painting on his blanket so it should be a colorful piece.  He will be holding a pipe when done.  Hope you like him. 

Friday, February 08, 2013

Don Quixote - Part 19

With the carving part finished it's time to get out the paint and brushes. But before that we have a little cleaning up to do and some quick work with the burning pen. Also, this segment is pretty long....just about 45 minutes so make sure your chair is comfortable. Popcorn might help too.

Don Quixote - Part 19 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Don Quixote - Part 18

Well, it took us a while to get here but with this video we finally finish the carving and construction of Mr. Quixote.

Don Quixote - Part 18 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.