The picture this month is of yet more items I needed to replace from our move back to Australia (the originals came from Canada and were made of pine bark and wood and could not be brought in). These are loose representations of the originals and duly took their place as extras in my wife’s Nativity scene a few days ago.
I enjoyed creating the trees in a Group of Seven style (seven Canadian artists who broke away from the practice of painting Canadian trees and landscapes to look like those in England in the early 20th Century, utilising a really bold colour palette and often strong brush strokes).
Having missed Christmas with this post, at least I am not too late to wish you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year, and hope you will make much progress with your carving in 2020.
On this page I intend to add monthly updates on aspects of jade carving. I also plan to invite more experienced carvers to offer a "master-class" on a particular subject of their choice. With this I hope to enthuse both the novice and the expert in this ancient and beautiful art-form/craft. And comments are welcome!