BROWN TROUT carving
This carving is the result of a layered and extremely time-consuming process. The basic form is roughly formed from poplar or basswood wood, then fine detail is created with gouges and thin chisels. The piece is then hand-sanded several times and sealed with a clear finish that acts as a priming agent for the paint. Accurate coloration and texture are captured in a meticulous process requiring six to seven coats of traditional artist oils — each individual scale receives four to five coats, and the final piece is covered in a coat of glossy varnish. The end result is an heirloom quality piece that captures the vitality and spirit of the species. Note that the image shown is a sample – each carving is created individually, so no two are exactly alike. Reverse side is flat for flush mounting, and features a wire for secure hanging. Each sculpture is signed and numbered by the artist. Measures 9 x 24".
This carving is individually crafted as ordered.
Please note this item will not be available until September 2012.
Only ships to locations within the United States.
By the age of nine, Ellen McCaleb fished regularly for a variety of species in her native Virginia. Following college, time working in France and a stint in the venture capital industry, she decided to pursue her true calling – one that incorporates her love of fishing, fondness of sculpture and strong belief in preservation. Her sculptures and carvings are prized by anglers and collectors worldwide.
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