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Jerry has finished "Slovakia Countryside" mantel (panels) for our customer in Canada.

The design features a three-sided continuous scene depicting our customer's childhood memories of growing up in Slovakia. Hi Marek!

Design and carving progress photos are posted below. Photos of the finished carving are posted on Page 2.

 

 


Slovakia Page 1 Slovakia Page 2


 

                     
                     
 

SKETCH: RIGHT RETURN

    SKETCH: RIGHT RETURN    

SKETCH: LEFT RETURN

 

Villagers working fields of hay, and a horse drawn hay wagon.

 

Villagers working fields of hay, and a horse drawn hay wagon.

 

Shepherd with sheep, and young girls playing.

                     
                     
 

SKETCH: LEFT RETURN

   

DESIGN: LEFT RETURN

   

DESIGN: FACE: LEFT HALF

 

Shepherd with sheep, and young girls playing.

 

Shepherd with sheep, and young girls playing.

 

Mothers with babies, field workers, village homes, flute players.

                     
                     
 

DESIGN: FACE: CENTER VIEW

   

DESIGN: FACE: CENTER VIEW

   

DESIGN: FACE: RIGHT HALF

 

Flute players, young men at the well, village homes, church, empty hay wagon, stream, woman carrying wood, man with dog.

 

Flute players, young men at the well, village homes, church, empty hay wagon, stream, woman carrying wood, man with dog.

 

Church, village homes, empty hay wagon, stream, woman carrying wood, man with dog, woman with spinning wheel, rural home.

                     
                     
 

DESIGN: RIGHT RETURN

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: LEFT RETURN

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: FACE FROM LEFT

 

Field workers, hay wagon and workers.

 

The wrap-around continuous scene starts here..

 

..comes around to the mantel face..

                     
 

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: FACE FROM RIGHT

   

DESIGN TRANSFERRED: RIGHT RETURN

   

CARVING PROGRESS 05/12/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM LEFT)

 

..mantel face..

 

..and wraps around to the right return.

 

Jerry is working on the...

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 05/12/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM RIGHT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 05/12/2014: MANTEL FACE (LEFT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 05/12/2014: MANTEL FACE (CENTER

 

...stop cuts and...

 

...background removal...

 

...on the face...

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 05/12/2014: MANTEL FACE (RIGHT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 05/15/2014: LEFT RETURN

   

CARVING PROGRESS 05/15/2014: RIGHT RETURN

 

...of the mantel.

 

Progress on the stop cuts and background...

 

...removal on the left and right returns.

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM LEFT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM RIGHT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: MANTEL FACE (LEFT)

 

Jerry has finished...

 

...removing the...

 

...background...

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: MANTEL FACE (CENTER)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: MANTEL FACE (RIGHT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: LEFT RETURN

 

...on the face...

 

...of the mantel...

 

...and on the returns...

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 06/16/2014: RIGHT RETURN

   

CARVING PROGRESS 08/13/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM LEFT)

   

CARVING PROGRESS 08/13/2014: MANTEL FACE (FROM RIGHT)

 

...and has redrawn his design on the exposed wood...

 

The carving...

 

...is starting to smooth out...

                     
                     
 

CARVING PROGRESS 08/13/2014: LEFT RETURN

   

CARVING PROGRESS 08/13/2014: RIGHT RETURN

   

CARVING FINISHED 10/11/2014: RIGHT RETURN

 

...and detail...

 

...is emerging...

 

Carving on the right return...

                     
                     
 

CARVING FINISHED 10/11/2014: RIGHT RETURN

   

CARVING FINISHED 10/17/2014: LEFT RETURN

   

CARVING FINISHED 10/17/2014: LEFT RETURN

 

...is completed.

 

Carving on the left return...

 

...is completed.

                     
                     
 

CARVING FINISHED 11/09/2014: MANTEL FACE

   

CARVING FINISHED 11/09/2014: MANTEL FACE

   

CARVING FINISHED 11/09/2014: MANTEL FACE

 

Carving on the face of...

 

...the mantel is completed

 

Left side detail

                     
                     
 

CARVING FINISHED 11/09/2014: MANTEL FACE

   

CARVING FINISHED 11/09/2014: MANTEL FACE

     

 

 

Center detail

 

Right side detail