Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sammy, a pet portrait

I finished Sammy up and got him all framed, etc. He went home today with a happy couple to "meet" his mirror image. :-) Here he is in progress...

And all completed...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Arthur and Guinevere

You've met Arthur nearly 2 years ago, but now he has a "mate". Ofcourse who else could it be but Guinevere?

I carved the callas for her over the summer and a luthier in Kentucky then built her for me. He did an absolutely amazing, gorgeous job. She is just beautiful- and her finish is just so smooth, you want to keep stroking her! Her sound is sweet and lovely as well. I couldn't be more pleased.

Here is one of the carvings ready to be sent off. I did a large calla and a smaller one for the other side. The body is quilted maple and the neck and pillar are birds eye maple.

Here are the two sides so you can see the 2 callas, and the Truitt levers on her.

Some close-ups of the carvings...

And here they are together... Arthur and Guinevere!