Wood Carvings by Mark Sheridan

Saturday Progress

Well, not a whole day on Saturday…but a few hours work, anyway.  The real event today was watching “Scrooge” with my son, Paul.  Now this is the “real” Scrooge starring Alistair Sims.  I’ve been watching this since I was a kid at Christmas and it’s a tradition for Paul and I to watch it as well.  Kind of scary and not very Christmas-y really…but it’s tradition!

Here’s the work that I completed today and I’m really enjoying the way that it’s shaping up.  As you can see, I’ve started to use and will continue to use sandpaper following the chisel work on this carving to provide a fine and smooth finish to the piece.



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2 thoughts on “Saturday Progress

  1. Amazing, I can see the expression coming out on Mary’s face.


  2. Thanks Wendy. I’m actually putting too much time into the detail, I suppose, as people will be a fair distance from it in the church anyway…but, it’s fun and I’m enjoying the carving. The face is actually a challenge as I’ve got her looking away a bit so to keep it in perspective, the left eye has to be a bit smaller and not as elongated as the right eye…yet when you look at the carving from either side it still needs to look right.


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