Indoor Sculpture with Outdoor Wood & Stains

fir-sculpture of face-between-vases, blended stains, tung oil
Wood sculpture carved from Douglas fir beam : 15″ x 10.5″ x 5.4″ ~ blended oil stains, tung oil: Marin County, California

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, 

Author: Peter Neibert

I carve stone & wood sculpture, and photograph ikebana, pictographs, landscapes and my own sculptures. I browse my images on screen until one of them speaks to me. Then I work-up something in Photoshop. Often, I do nothing with it for a long time -- perhaps until another browsing trail leads me back to it. So, it might become a simple inkjet print, or a Photoshop project, or a carving -- often I take pictures of the work-in-progress, and work them into the progress of the work. My studio is in Kentfield, California.

Leave a Reply