Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Standing Red Bear

I finished this piece before my eye op but he'd taken up residence on the coffee table so I could admire him over the past weeks and I do admire him.  I love the colors and they actually look better  in real life.  The blanket is really bright and that black line sets it off even more.   The ear rings are metal and with the bask he stands about 14-15" tall.  A real nice piece.

There are more photos in the Gallery and once again Google has changed things around in there.  Comments welcome.

Jar Head

I actually made it back into the shop the other day to finally finish this little bust.  He turned out so well I'm thinking of using him for the Dayton show carving auction instead of "Pancakes".  I'm sure there are a lot of viewers out there who will relate to this one more than the other.

I made the hanging helmet staps out of tupelo and the small strap over the front of the steel pot out of a thin strip of aluminum flashing.  The dog tags are also cut from some flashing, held to the body by a soldered post.  The M1 rifle is a seperate piece doweled to the back, working from a photo I tried to make it as accurate as possible and yes, the strap buckles are not accurate but look ok to me.

I really like this one and will no doubt do some more soldiers later on.  As always your comments are welcome.