Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

A Country Hat and a Pretty Pup

Although I wasn’t able to spend much time on my carving this week, the little hound’s hat did get some paint.

Basically a  light yellow combined with some yellow ochre to come up with an interpretation of a straw hat.  Just a hint of burnt sienna around the brim and some yellow ochre here and there to make it look a bit lived-in.  Finally a dry-brush “dusting” of off-white to make the worn parts stand out a bit.  I think the result is a good rendering of a straw hat that a little banjo playing hound dog might sport.


Now, this isn’t a Basset Hound by any means, but my little Sheltie, Rosie, got her Christmas hair-do today and insisted on being included in this post.  I try to keep Rosie happy.



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3 thoughts on “A Country Hat and a Pretty Pup

  1. The country hat looks terrific and Rosie looks so beautiful,she deserves to be included 🙂


  2. Cheryl Caro on said:

    That hat is awesome but your little Rosie blows it out the water. Beautiful!


  3. Rosie’s pretty pumped for Christmas…if a Sheltie can get more pumped than on any normal day!


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