November 11, 2012 by Puff Mud Diaries
I thought I would invite you all into the processes behind my art.
This project I call “On The Take” because of the pose the subject takes. The Brook trout is in a position of getting ready to feed. If you have ever had the opportunity to watch a trout in its natural environs feed, it is an awesome experience.
My favorites are when the trout is feeding on the surface to take a newly hatched or hatching insect or when they viciously take a passing minnow. Their take is as quick as a striking snake but more accurate.
Here is step one: The Blank
Step Two: Carve and Shape
Step Three: Sand and Prime
Step Four: Paint and Clear Coat
Even though I have been carving for almost 30 years, I am always so excited when a carving is completed. It is so fascinating to watch as the dead wood magically comes to life.
I have several other projects in que at the moment but if you would like a custom piece, I will certainly get it done for you. I work with my clients on price and detail to make your project a one of a kind.
Send me a note if you are interested, Christmas is around the corner but you still have time to get yours done.
I hope you enjoyed this part of the project and more will soon follow…