This is a commission I carved to celebrate an anniversary and the couple’s new little boy.
The client and his wife honeymooned at a Florida beach, so he wanted something to bring that to mind. They had also fairly recently been blessed with a little boy. I suggested a beach scene with a palm tree and the three of them walking into the water. As I carved it, sand toys and gathered shells and a little sailboat in the distance were added.
Thin color washes were used in some places, but, wherever possible, the wood was left natural and the piece finished with multiple coats of tung oil.
The client was happy and so was I.