Douglas fir sculpture with stains:
I bought a Douglas Fir beam (6″ x 12″ x 12′) at Rafael Lumber yard in San Rafael. They cut it into pieces to fit inside my Jeep. I took it home to my shed/studio and let it dry for about six weeks, which looked and felt about right for wood sculpture .
Then, I carved an abstract sculpture in wood: Fir Face & Vases, at left, 15″ x 10.5″ x 5.4″ ~ colored with blended oil stains (Old Masters), and tung oil – all rubbed with rags.
Now I’m carving the remainder of the Doug fir beam here in my studio in Kentfield, Marin County.
From time to time I post photographs of my sculpture on this blog, Neibert.com/portfolio