With all the recent interest in carving the Mandarin Ducks, here is my contribution.
Carved from Tupelo at about 1/2 size. Quite a challenge for sure. Will need to accomplish some airbrushing skills as well as carving.
Tupelo , Basswood, Butternut base and brass leaves
Another one finished.
I was recently asked which carving I liked best? I said it was like picking which kid you liked best. It is hard selecting any one. Some are flawed, can always do better on the next carving. But I think the one I like best are the ones that I am working on at the time. The visualizing what you want to carve and figuring how to accomplish it. Then finishing it off with some habitat. Good example is the lady slippers. Had thought about it for several years and one day I just started. I sure like the final effect and finish.
Getting ready for a power carving class in Branson at Peter Engler Designs. It is a 5 Day class August 7th to 11th, 2017. Class cost is $165.00 and material is $50.00. Class includes carving, painting and building a habitat. Material includes a roughout, notebook with patterns, paint and material for the habitat. Contact Laura at 417-294-5157 for registration form and additional information. Or me 479-756-6302. More pictures when I finalize habitat in a couple of weeks.
Great view of a Peregrine Falcon in flight.
Thinking about doing another power carving class at Foxfire Clubhouse here in Rogers Arkansas. A eastern Bluebird, perched. It will probably be in Feb. on a weekend say Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $50.00 includes one roughout, with a followup class at a later date to do the painting and a habitat. If interested call 479-756-6302 or email me at email@example.com.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might.