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Monday, July 25, 2011

Sculpture and Paint

He's PAINTING the wood!

Why?

Several reasons.



The most obvious is that I want you to see the whole sculpture, not get lost in the beauty of the cherry wood or be distracted by its flaws and repairs. Trust me, Bondo and wood putty are not that interesting.

I realized that carving wood could be much easier after reading the wonderful book, The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany by Michael Baxandall.  If you love wood sculpture, read this book.

Once you loose your fear of making mistakes, you can begin carving with some confidence. 

To see how far the carving has come, visit this link. 

3 comments:

Beatriz Cunha said...

Beautiful little sculpture!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Thank you Beatriz. This is my first video. It's hard to hold the camera and work with both hands at the same time.

Beatriz Cunha said...

but you managed pretty well. The video is very clear.