Monthly Archives: April 2014

Making a Driftwood Hare – Part 1

This gallery contains 6 photos.

Having enjoyed making the driftwood horse so much, I couldn’t wait to get started on another creation so decided to make a hare for the garden. The inspiration for the sculpture is going to be a hare that I photographed … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 6

This gallery contains 6 photos.

The completed Horse The Driftwood Horse is now getting very close to completion after another couple of sessions. I had had strengthened the hooves by bulking them out with a mixture of glue and shavings and this had set enough for … Continue reading

More Galleries | 2 Comments

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 5

This gallery contains 5 photos.

It was a glorious sunny day today so any thoughts of doing some work on the computer were quickly banished! The sculpture was quickly set up outside with my remaining supplies of wood, tools and some reference photos. Having basically … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 4

This gallery contains 3 photos.

There was no let up from the rain today so it was another day of moving the driftwood horse in and out of the studio. A made a few minor alterations today including strengthening the legs and shaping the head. … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 3

This gallery contains 3 photos.

The sun was shining when I started work this morning but it didn’t last long! I was forced to take evasive action twice, moving the driftwood horse to the studio. Unfortunately that plan didn’t work too well as the horse … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 2

This gallery contains 8 photos.

It was quite breezy last night and I was quite relieved to see that my sculpture had not reverted to a pile of sticks this morning! Although I had left it outside, I did fix a support through the middle … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Making a Driftwood Horse – Part 1

This gallery contains 6 photos.

One project that I have been contemplating for a long time is making a driftwood horse. I was inspired by the magnificent sculptures of Heather Jansch and began gathering up bits of driftwood over a year ago. Whilst clearing some … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Carved Bear nears completion

This gallery contains 5 photos.

After another couple of good sessions, my wood carving of a bear is almost complete. I am finding it quite similar to painting in respect of knowing when it is finished. Being my first attempt at carving, it is tempting … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Bear Carving – progress report

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Having enjoyed the early stages of cutting out the rough shape of the bear from the piece of lime wood, I am now attempting the more detailed carving work. Having had no previous experience of wood carving, I am basically … Continue reading

More Galleries | Comments Off

Learning to carve a bear from wood

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Although my art background is in painting, I have always wanted to try woodcarving and other forms of sculpture. This is the first time I have seriously set about the task of carving an object so I was determined to … Continue reading

More Galleries | 1 Comment