Flower carvings done to learn the principles of relief carving and carving tools. One is a high-relief flower with two leaves and the other is a simple flower head.< Back to Main Page
I have taken a class in wood carving. As my first few projects, I was assigned to create relief carvings of flowers. Here the process of making these first few carvings are documented.
Although the full flower was begun intially, the simple flower head was completed first.
The high-relief flower with stem and two leaves;
These carvings turned out well as a first project. Using pine sleepers as material presented a challenge with tear-out and cracks, but it has taught me to navigate unpredictable situations in carving.