Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
This is a piece I turned into a clock, a beautiful Owl, the piece is titled "Bright Eyes" It is painted with Acrylics on a slice of wood. I really love to paint wildlife and I find Owls are so much fun, the variety in their feathers and getting the eyes just right.
This is an Emu Egg, about the same in height as an Ostrich egg, though not as wide or thick. It's different in it's color, a very deep green/blue. As you carve this egg the color lightens. It's an interesting medium to work with. I have carved two Unicorns, one male, one female, surrounded by hearts.
Friday, February 19, 2010
This is an Ostrich Egg that I carved Butterflies and Flowers into. It took me about 10 hours to make this one. It's three different types of Butterflies and some of the Flowers that attract Butterflies thistle, coneflower and lobelia. They are some of my favorite flowers I have lobelia and coneflowers in my garden each year. I like to use Ostrich eggs because you can get more detail into them than with the goose eggs. They do take a bit longer to carve but alot of fun to make ( also they tend to make quite a bit of cleanup afterword.