How to create a Gray Wolf sculpture

Creating the Clay Model of a Gray Wolf This project will focus on a Gray Wolf. As with every project, I sculpt a clay model before I start carving the wood.  I typically use Plasticine clay.  Clay is much more forgiving than and it provides an opportunity to...

Finely hand carved Golden-Crowned Kinglets.

Kinglets There are two kinds of Kinglets in North America, Golden-Crowned and the Ruby-crowned.  Both of these little birds are only three and a half inches long.   Kinglets, while relaxed don’t display more than a very narrow strip of the color on...

Wall mount Boreal owl.

Getting Started Beginning the wall-mounted sculpture starts with a clay model that helps to better visualize the piece before I start carving the wood.   Checking out the composition of the owl on the carved tree. This is the time to make any changes to the...

Red-tailed Hawk Centerpiece Available for sale

Red-tailed Hawk This lifesize sculpture of a Red-tailed Hawk is finally complete with a base.  Having been chosen to be one of six Artists in Residence at Jay Peak Resort, this carving will be on display in the Jay Peak Hotel along with other carvings.  ...

Completed Bobwhite Quail

Bobwhite Quail Sculpture Completed    Sculpting always involves learning something new.  Studying your subject, carving new aspects to the feathers and painting techniques that represent colors and patterns realistically.  This was a great project and in enjoyed being...
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