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Santa Gallery 2011

T Berry Santa Sign

Santa Carving sign by Tim Berry

The readers of Woodcarver Online Magazine and members of the several woodcarving listserves were again invited to submit their favorite Santa carvings for the 2011 Santa Gallery. The Santa's are as varied as snowflakes, and like their carvers, no two are alike. Enjoy this little bit of the holiday season!

Thanks to all the carvers that have shared their wonderful work with the WOM readers.

 

DeanPaulson04

 

 

Delivering Christmas Apples


Dean Paulsen, La Vista, NE

Basswood, ~ 11” tall, 6.5 “ wide
Acrylic washes and Krylon matte finish

Santa and sled are original designs

 

Steve Fowler 01

 

Winter Wonderland


Steve Fowler, Marion, IN

Basswood, 9” tall, 3” thick
Acrylic paint, Watco wax

Design started in CCA seminar with Harley Schmitgen

 

 

Alex Bisso 02

Alex Bisso 03

 

 

Santa


Alex Bisso, Billings, MT

Cottonwood bark, ~ 15” tall, 3” wide, 3” thick
Acrylic paint, several coats of spray lacquer, 50/50 mix of dark/clear Watco satin finishing wax

Original design

 

Loren Woodard 02

 

 

I Got My Tree


Loren Woodard, Sunrise Beach, MO

Basswood, 9” tall
Acrylic paint over boiled linseed oil


Modified from an original pattern by Shawn Cipa

 

Ken Dispoto 01

 

 

Santa Off Season


Ken Dispoto, Hopatcong, NJ

Basswood, 7” tall
Acrylic paint and wax finish

From a roughout by Jim Hiser; with own clothing and painting design

 

Pat Sherman 01

 

 

Hi, It’s Me, Santa


Pat Sherman, Conneaut, OH

Basswood, ~8” tall
Acrylic paint and clear acrylic

From a pattern by Robert Keller, Carving Magazine #36

 

Jim Brumm 01Jime Brumm 03

 

 

Santa (Left)
Jim Brumm, Brighton, MI

Basswood, Acrylic paint

Original design

Santa (Right)
Jim Brumm, Brighton, MI

Basswood, Acrylic paint and poly gloss finish

Inspired by Tom Wolfe Santas

 

Loren Woodard 03

 

 

Santa


Loren Woodard, Sunrise Beach, MO

Basswood, ~8” tall
Acrylic paint over boiled linseed oil

From a Floyd Rhadigan blank

 

Marcia Berkall 01

 

 

Santa with Elephant


Marcia Berkall

Basswood, ~9” tall
Acrylic washes

Original design

 

Merryl Bustin 02

Merryl Bustin 01

 

 

Celtic Santa


Merryl Bustin, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, CA

Basswood, ~ 11” tall
Acrylic paint

Original design, “ . . . heavily inspired by watching Lynn Doughty caricature videos.”

Merryl noted, “ The inscription on the pine base means Merry Christmas in Scottish Gaelic, and that's a thistle in his left hand. The tartan of his kilt is not tied to any particular clan, so I call it the Yule Tartan (greens and reds).

On to Part 2 of the Santa Gallery - click HERE

 

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