“Chubby Cardinal” – Northern Cardinal in Antiqued Folk style. Made from Basswood with acrylic paints on a weathered brass and Birch wood base. Part of a private collection.
* Carved from Basswood (Linden)
* painted in acrylics
* posts are either brass, steel or hardwood dowels
* bases are generally reclaimed wood
* Generally one of 3 categories: Antiqued Folk, which has less detailed carving, simplistic or exaggerated characteristics; Modern Folk which has a little more definition and is realistic in dimensions and colours; and Realistic, which has all surfaces textured and feathers cut and/or burned in.