Category Archive: Animals

Grizzly Growl

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Pyrography on pine. 7.75 x 10.5 One of the more popular wood burnings I’ve made, this snarling fellow now resides in Burford, Ontario. Using photo reference and my hobby burner my goal was to bring the bear to life. The trickiest part for me was figuring out the inside of his mouth. Not being able …

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C.J. by the Seashore

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Pyrography with oil colour on basswood. 11 x 7 This wood burning is the follow up to another commissioned picture of Irish Water Spaniels. For the first I was able to meet the two dogs in question and learn a little about their personalities. I find that valuable to getting a good likeness of any …

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Chickadee

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Pyrography on pine with oil colour. 5 x 7 When some good friends gave me a calendar containing their beautiful photography including a great shot of a chickadee, I knew what I would give them as a return gift! This piece was made with a hobby wood burner primarily using a fine detail tip. Chickadee …

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Grizzly Cubs Playing

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Pyrography on pine. 10.5 x 7.75 The original artwork can be purchased through the shop section or by contacting me. Prints and Cards of Grizzly Cubs Playing can be purchased through Fine Art America. Made with my first hobby burner, this is one of the quicker compositions I’ve made. Using a photo for reference I …

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Maple Horse

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Pyrography on maple plywood. 6 x 6 Prints and Cards of Maple Horse can be ordered from Fine Art America. Another wood burning inspired by working on Cowboy Country. I’m most happy with the detail in the main; getting hair and fur to look right can be a challenge. Beyond the pyrography, the frame is …

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Clem Gardner on Hightower

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Portrait of Legendary Cowboy Clem Gardner riding High Tower. Pyrography on Basswood with Oil colour 11 x 14 This wood burning is a result of working on the TV series Cowboy Country. One of my responsibilities was to put together the “Trailblazers” segments that highlight influential Western people. When I came to Clem and saw …

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Tres Lupus

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Pyrography on Basswood with oil colour and relief carving. 18 x 12 The original artwork is available for purchase through the Shop section or by contacting me. Prints and cards of Tres Lupus can be purchased through Fine Art America. One of the larger pieces I’ve burnt, this one looks really nice in person. I spent a lot of …

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