Chip Carved Blue Heron

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Project by Phil32 posted 03-14-2019 11:35 PM 263 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a fairly simple chip carving of a Great Blue Heron, incised into a piece of basswood with edge bark. It was sealed and gel stain applied to the incised lines and wiped off. Adapted from Wayne Barton design. 6-1/2” x 12-1/4”
Donated to Bioregions Festival (2003)

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#1 posted 03-14-2019 11:48 PM

Nice! Everything I carve is an adaptation, even if I was slavishly following a tutorial. :D One nice thing about wood carving, I can adapt to a blowout and still have a nice result. I learned that when carving my Grape Leaf Green Man, as shown in Lora Irish’s book. Even the two she shows (cover and inside tutorial) are different.

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#2 posted 03-15-2019 12:14 AM

Very NICE, Phil…

Where do you get basswood THAT BIG?
... I’ve just seen smaller pieces… for smaller projects…


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#3 posted 03-15-2019 01:50 AM

Very nice. I enjoy seeing blue heron when out kayaking and this carving nicely captures the bird and environment. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 03-15-2019 04:12 PM

Great work!

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#6 posted 03-15-2019 05:06 PM

Like that a lot Phil!
A perfect item for a Bioregions Festival!

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#7 posted 03-16-2019 10:47 PM

Good one, Phil! I like the simple lines.



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#8 posted 03-19-2019 03:42 PM

Awesome. One of my favorite birds to watch.

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