Wildlife Painting of Chipmunks

Here’s a little painting of a couple of chipmunks in an Autumn Huckleberry Patch.  I really enjoyed painting this.  I love this time of year with the beautiful fall colors.

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Rattlesnake Walking Stick #60



I made this walking stick from a clear Cedar post.  I really enjoyed how easy the cedar carved and how well it took the stain.  I hope you’re all having a happy start to a great new year!

African Green Mamba and Twinspot

This custom ordered walking stick features a Green Mamba and a Twinspot.  These are native to Africa.  I especially enjoyed carving my first bird.

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Sidewinder Rattlesnake Knob Cane

I carved this knob-style cane from Oregon Juniper wood.  It features a Sidewinder Rattlesnake, a Deer Mouse and a moth.  It is completely carved out of a single piece of wood.  It will be hand painted and coated with a protective polyurethane.



Walking stick #47 in Progress

In this new custom ordered project I am featuring two snakes.  The Diamondback Rattlesnake will be curling back to view its predator.  The King snake will be winding around beneath in pursuit of its prey.  I hope you enjoy watching the progress of this project. I will continue to post progress updates and I plan to make a video for my youtube channel when this walking stick is finished.




Rattlesnake Walking Cane #46

This Rattlesnake walking cane is hand carved from a single piece of wood and then hand painted.

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The Making of Rattlesnake Wrapped Walking Cane #43

Finished Mouse-topped Rattlesnake walking stick #29

After many hours of meticulous work, I am happy to have finished this walking stick.  It is carved completely out of one piece of wood.  I always celebrate when I manage to finish a walking stick with two subjects,  being concerned that I might make a mistake on one part or the other and ruin the projectfinished mouse 29

Mice are fun but troublesome.  Carving beady little eyes and getting everything symmetrical is quite a challenge.

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Finished Copperhead Walking Cane

I have finished carving and painting this Copperhead snake cane.  It is carved from a single piece of wood and then hand-painted.  Copperhead snakes are found in the eastern US. It is obvious that they are well suited to be camouflaged  on deciduous forest floors where they blend with fallen leaves.   I was asked to take on this project as a custom order and enjoyed the challenge.

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Finished Rattlesnake Walking Stick with Mouse Top

After many hours of detailed carving and painting, this walking stick is finished.  I spent almost as much time on the mouse as I did on the snake.

stick23 017This entire walking stick is carved out of a single piece of wood.  The eyes are carved, too,  and not glass.

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I used redwood and put a clear satin finish without stain.

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The rattlesnake has approximately 4,000 individually made scales that are then painted with at least two different colors each.