Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

The Squirrel Chaser

Here’s another quick update of the Howler and the Squirrel Chaser underway.  Both still require work to get all the colours that I’m looking for included in their coats.  Again, my method is to use a base coat of a cream colour with washes of the darker colour over top.

Washes of acrylic paint create a really nice effect…almost a depth of varying colour rather than just a single, solid colour.  I also like the washes for the fact that it keeps the edge of the darker colour coats varying in darkness so that you never end up with a solid transition from the cream colour to the darker browns and black.

So far, each of the dogs has about six or seven washes applied with some hair-dryer work in between.  I’m really enjoying the way that they are coming to life.



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2 thoughts on “The Squirrel Chaser

  1. Yolanda Dillon Lyons on said:

    OK, now I am actually drooling. (Another trait that I have picked up from my Basset hound. lol) Your beautiful work is just getting better and better, Mark!


  2. Thanks for checking up on my progress with this project, Yolanda. I’m really happy with the way that it’s turning out with the painting bringing the little hounds to life. I haven’t figured out a way to carve a drooling Basset hound…but, that might be a fun challenge! Mark.


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