Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Lash LaRue

I've been working on this one for quite sometime and finally put the finishing touches on it today.  I had thought all that black would just overpower the figure but I think it looks pretty good.  I did do a little dry brushing to bring out the details and wrinkles a little.  I wish I could have done a better job on the whip but other than actually trying to weave one that would be in scale would have just been impossible, especially considering the shape of my sight.  He stands about 12" high with the base.   Maybe someday I'll do his side-kick Fuzzy to complete the duo but it will have to wait till another day.

More photos in the Gallery and your comments are appreciated as always.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

WIlliam F. Cody - "Buffalo Bill"

I also use this one as part of my demonstration at the Dayton show and finally finished painting him up yesterday.  I think he turned out really well.  Hope you like him and there are more photos in the Gallery.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Building A Canoe - Part One


It's been a while since I did a project like this and coming across a photo of a sculpture we had seen a couple years ago, I thought it would be neat to do another and give you a chance to see how I did it.

Should you want that Artists Manikan here's the link:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000SSVGZ2/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 And here is Part One of this video series.
Building A Canoe - Part 1 from Out West Woodcarving Videos on Vimeo.

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Trail Boss

This is the piece I used during my demonstration on painting at the Dayton, Ohio show last weekend.  I was a little worried about whether the limited amount of paint I was able to apply during the allotted hour I was given would carry over and match the other once I could set down in the shop and finish it.  I did have to repaint the shirt and neckerchief but the rest turned out fine.  I did add a pair of glasses as it just needed something to make it complete.

Hope you like it and there are additional photos on the blog.  Oh....I was told that a DVD will soon be available of all the demonstrations given at the show so if it shows up I'll try and post at least my portion.

As always, comments welcome and appreciated.