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Lake Tiki - 8/23/2013 - Red Cedar
Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-10-05 5:29 pm   Permalink

Thanks Mess!

Pretty close on that number.

Not too many logs this year... The majority of the work was wall hangings and signs.
Sometimes depending on size and detail work I could knock out 2-4 a day, but there's much more that goes into the finishing after that.
85% of what I do now involves some sort of painting. Carving is the easy part now, it's the finishing that eats a lot of time.


 
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pjc5150
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Posted: 2012-10-06 6:03 pm   Permalink

amen.

I hate finishing!!!

lol...


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-10-25 6:21 pm   Permalink



Wrapped up painting in the predawn hours of this morning on this Abelam House Panel that I started at the end of last week.
Around 8 or so hours of carving and over 20 hours of painting. Couldn't put it down until it was done.

34" H x 15" W x 1 1/4" Thick. Hand carved from Poplar.

This is something I have wanted to do for a couple years now. Happy to have a little bit of time to create it in between commissions.


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NIxxon
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Posted: 2012-10-25 6:54 pm   Permalink

Excellent work Lake. The hours you put in are certainly evident in the quality of work. Wonderful piece, the painting looks flawless.

 
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cy
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Posted: 2012-10-25 8:34 pm   Permalink

A beautiful piece Lake Surfer.

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2012-10-25 8:55 pm   Permalink

Birds! Color! I can't get the smile off my face. I love it.

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-10-25 10:30 pm   Permalink

NIxxon... Thanks for the kind compliment! Almost too much focus on ths piece... Pretty spent mentally and physically.
I'm real happy with how it turned out though.

cy, thank you very much!

Conga, my friend! Had you in my thoughts all throughout this piece! Knew you'd be stoked on it! Thanks for the compliment my northern friend! Bundle up... Cold is coming!


 
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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-10-26 01:52 am   Permalink

Fantastic work Lake!

 
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McTiki
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Posted: 2012-10-26 07:01 am   Permalink

Absolutely stunning Dave!

Thank you for sharing your works

Mahalo

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-10-27 11:07 am   Permalink

Atomic Mess and McTiki... Thanks guys for the kind compliments!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-11-24 4:44 pm   Permalink

Today I finished up a second New Guinea Abelam House Panel. I had carving wrapped up around the time my son Riley was born, and he has watched me the last week and a half as I painted it. Ok... he slept thorugh most of it, but he was there for support. This panel features the head of the central spirit figure in relief. Above, two inward facing bird totems, with a small spirit face adorning the top section. This piece is hand carved from Basswood and hand painted. It has 40 open work cuts and measures 44" H x 13" W x 1" D.





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Atomic Mess
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Posted: 2012-11-26 12:54 pm   Permalink

really nice work!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-11-26 4:51 pm   Permalink

Thanks Atomic Mess!

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2012-11-26 5:36 pm   Permalink

Wonderful again. The hard work really pays off in your PNG carvings. Well,
all of your carvings, for that matter. How do you find the time, new baby
and all?

Looks like winter is trying to take hold in the Badger state. Time to admit that
bicycling is over and time to find the ski wax.

Always love your thread.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2012-11-26 7:47 pm   Permalink

Aloha Conga, my Northern friend!

Hard work on this one indeed. Its wild when the painting takes so much more time then the carving, but that's what makes these pieces so much more fun... two mediums in one!
I did keep track of most of the painting time... something like 40 plus hours. Carving comes in at least 10 or so hours, mainly just relief work. Very fulfilling time though.
I have really fallen in love these past few years with PNG and all its art forms. So, so different, but still connected to the whole South Pacific.

Time is tough to find these days, but the little guy does sleep for periods of time. I really do appreciate the free time even more.

I to am sad that the bike will sit in hibernation. The cold has set in, and it looks like we're not going to get off as easy as last Winter.

Glad you enjoy your visits Conga, your work has always been inspiring to me. You and I regularly head down that road less traveled.
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