rose – finished

with a marathon carving over the weekend, i made it just in time, the birthday party will start in an hour 🙂 … had some discussions about the finish, and it was decided to keep the rose very light in color, to fit into her new surroundings… so here are some final pics, one with my hands to show how huge it is …

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rose – part 3

finally the carving starts looking somewhat like a rose… i am almost finished with the big petals, some minor cleanups in tight areas necessary, but i think the main is there now… hope you enjoy,,,,

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rose – part 2

i have now finished the roughing out, i think, in that i have the big shapes where i want them to go… to me, this stage of a carving is the most difficult one : on one hand, it looks promising, on the other hand it looks bold and crude and clumsy, no sign of delicacy,,, sigh … that it is quite hard to believe that this could ever become the vision of the rose i have … so,,, next task is : carve on ! … less than 2 weeks to carve…

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rose

this is still early work in progress … if all goes fine, this will become a rose i will give my mother in law for her 80th birthday. … she celebrates it in less than 2 weeks so i kind need to hurry, as i have only time in the night hours to carve…

wooden rose

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the other day, i doodled a little in the evening, and it occurred a sketch of some nicely arranged mediterranean vegetable… i liked this sketch so much, that i decided to turn it into something useful…
Continue to read here : Mediterranean Vegetable

this new project will be the portrait of michelangelo´s delphic sybil, as he has painted her on the fresko in the sistine chapel. the project is inspired by two things …

Continue to read here : Delphic Sybil

i like to share what i am working on at the moment… i let the title this time a little less descriptive, since i want rather that the carving tells you what it is about…

it is linden, and pretty big, the block measured about 32x24x6.5 cm, the faces will be about 2/3 lifesize…it is meant to be hanged on wall when finished …

Continue to read here : Couple

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