Here are a few follow up pictures of a large walnut frame, featuring carved ringneck pheasants and the portrait subject’s name. It is difficult, I must confess, to photograph a large empty frame.
The whole frame against the bench.
Lower left corner pheasant.
Lower right corner pheasant.
The carved name, as well as a view of the bead edge molding
Below are some pictures of the carved bottom rail of frame for an oil painting. The carving, in process, features two ring necked pheasants, as well as the subject’s name, and a few other decorative elements yet to be executed.
Below is the nearly completed tree carved in relief upon a cherry panel- for the front of a commissioned cherry and walnut hope chest.
I have begun the carving on the main front panel of a cherry and walnut hope chest. This carving is in cherry and features a shallow relief of a stylised tree.
Below is a gratuitous workshop picture with a goofy three-legged stool I turned out this week. The carved panel is held to the bench with hold-fasts.
Carving of a dove-messenger on the crib’s headboard.
Two views of the baby crib in black walnut.
This stage front is for a large marrionette, who narrates for The Two Deaths of John Beartrist Laceroot.
The narrator is named Jonas, thus the carved whale.
On the bench are the low-relief carvings of two corbels in black walnut, which will support the extension wings to the puppet theater. It is important that all aspects of the theater be given special attention. “Every day part of one day” -brother lesser apollos.