More Cedar Scrimshaws

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I’ve had two more cedar scrimshaw commissions of late.

This one was ordered for someone’s dear friend whom lives in the North Carolina mountains. It’s another hummingbird with a hybrid rhododendron. I figured the flower should represent a local blooming evergreen for the client.

I had fun playing with the colors on this one, and felt like I captured the iridescence of the hummingbird’s feathers better than I have previously.

Then, I had another barred owl to do. Again, I opted for the rhododendron to complete the composition. I really like this one.

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New Cedar Scrimshaws

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I’ve been creating new cedar scrimshaws lately for a few commissions, and also stock for the store in Cary.

These pieces are inspired by a good friend’s suggestion after seeing some of my cardinals. As usual, they are crafted with aromatic eastern cedar, and the artwork is original. I used pastels, color pencils and ink after cutting and sanding the wood to prepare for the artwork. The only thing engraved on these cedar scrimshaws are the signatures.

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After milling a few logs lately….

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I have plenty of canvasses to do things like, maybe this…all on one piece…but with varying species of birds and flowers.

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Here are some ‘process’ milling pics from yesterday. Log #2 is under my belt. The Alaskan chainsaw mill is working great!

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