Here is Far Guy’s latest woodcarving project. The whole thing took him about 100 hours.
The base, the wooden circle is just a temporary stamen holder, leaves and the flower.
It is carved from Basswood, I wish I had taken a photo of the chunks of wood he started with. The chunks he started with were huge in order to get the curve of the petals. The actual flower was done with two pieces ( three petals each) that eventually fit together, I think he worked a whole afternoon fitting the petals together so they would seem like they belonged to one flower. He had no pattern…so he designed it and carved it by trial and error.
He put it together….and asked me to paint it for him.
I worked on it one evening and one afternoon. The base is a piece of Black Walnut.
He picked the design and together we picked the paint colors. He was hovering like an expectant father as I was painting….and mostly smiling!
I am pleased with it. Far Guy is really happy with it.
Now we are both carving on Christmas Ornaments.