Welcome to my Studio...

Take a look around... see what madness I've created.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Landscape painting: windy cove

 This is a recent oil on canvas painting that is roughly 12" x 18"


This is a close-up shot of the texture of the canvas and the character of my paint strokes.

Monday, January 16, 2012

shot of the "cowboy" torso and a few of my chisels


This log is about 4' tall and about 24" in diameter. You can see how he is "emerging" from the large amounts of wood I have to remove.  My sculpture chisels are pictured above. I have to keep them razor sharp for them to be effective.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just started: Cowboy carving

I'm just starting this four foot carving. I haul it in and out of my studio, depending on the weather, to work on it.  Worse case scenario...it becomes fire wood!

Experiment - log carving


I decided I wanted to "create" in a more physical way.  I'm still painting, but using chainsaws, sanders, and chisels is fun too!

I went out and cut sixteen 4' pine logs and hauled them to my house to try out my carving idea. This steelhead (44" tall) is my first one. I stained it with high quality oil stain, and finished it off with a coat of my oil painting medium (sun thickened linseed oil, venice turpentine, and damar varnish).