New Addition To The Ornament And Gift Tag SeriesLeave a comment
December 10, 2012 by Art of the Angle
It was a long time in planning but I finally sketched the Off Shore Slam fish I wanted to make.
This series features the Marlin, Sailfish and Dolphin and were surprisingly less difficult to produce. Just like the other series; Mountain Trout Slam, Farm Pond Slam and Inshore Saltwater Slam these pieces are designed to be functional.
They can be used as unique gift tags or as ornaments for a Christmas tree.
This picture shows the series after the first priming and sanding, awaiting the second coat of primer. I like this picture because it shows the detail that the painted and finished pieces don’t.
I thoroughly enjoyed making this set and as always, the real excitement for me is putting the finishing details with the paint…watch them come alive!
The wood is poplar, I like the lightness of the wood and the denseness of the grain. It is a wonderful wood for most projects, soft yet durable.
The paint is an acrylic and a thick clear coat to finish the piece.
They are currently listed on ebay but if you are interested in purchasing these unique creations, just drop me a note and I can get them to you before Christmas. All proceeds go to establishing Lady Long Rodders, my charity helping families who are going through breast cancer.
Category: Wood Carvings | Tags: acrylic paint, Christmas Ornaments, Dolphin, Gift Tags, hand carved fish, Marlin, Off Shore, poplar, Sailfish, wood carvings