Woodcarving & Bronze Artwork For Sale

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Don accepts commissions for any sculpture or bird (can be made of wood or bronze).
Please contact Don for more information.



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Booted Racket-Tail Hummingbirds

(Ocreatus Underwoodii)


Booted Racket-tail Hummingbirds, Acrylic Painted Woodcarving

"Tropical Interlude"

26 x 26 x 31 inches

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This spectacular piece is one of the finest examples of hummingbird sculpture anywhere. A pair of Booted Racket-Tail Hummingbirds seemingly float in mid air while sipping nectar from purple orchids. The piece has won numerous best of show awards across the country.



Materials: Leaves, flowers, buds, & hummingbirds carved from wood (Tupelo). Stems made from brass & base is Maple Burl. Color is achieved with thin washes of acrylic paint.

~While the hummingbird carvings may seem incredibly fragile, one would be surprised how strong they are. Don recommends displaying them not in glass cases but in the open, just out of the reach of inquisitive hands.



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Carousel Horse

(bronze sculpture)


Carousel Horse, Waiting For A Ride, Painted Lifesize Bronze Sculpture

"Waiting For A Ride"

6 x 2 x 6 feet

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"Waiting for a Ride" is a tribute to a lost art form, and to the carvers that labored most of their lives to bring us those vanishing treasures and childhood memories. During the Golden Age of the Carousel, there were over 7,000 carousels built in the United States. Today there are less than 150 in existence.



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Broad-Tailed Hummingbirds

(Selasphorus Platycercus)


Broad-Tailed Hummingbird, Taste Of Colorado, Woodcarving Painted With Acrylic Paints

"Taste Of Colorado"

12 x 14 x 25 inches

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"Taste of Colorado" is a woodcarving featuring a carved Male Broad-Tailed Hummingbird sipping nectar from blue columbines that are the state flower of Colorado. The columbine flowers and buds are carved from tupelo and the rest of the plant is made of copper and brass. The base is an incredible piece of maple burl.




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American Goldfinch

(Carduelis Tristis)


Goldfinch

"Another Cold Winter's Day"

12 x 10 x 26 inches

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"Another Cold Winter's Day" was the featured woodcarving for a how-to-do article that Don wrote for "Woodcarving Illustrated" Magazine. The carved Female American Goldfinch is perched on an amazingly life-like milkweed plant with the pods carved from wood and the rest of the plant made from copper and brass. The seeds are made from dental floss and wood. The entire piece is painted with acrylics. The base is a beautiful maple burl.




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Black-Capped Chickadee

(Poecile Atricapillus)


Black-Capped Chickadee, Two's Company, Woodcarving Painted with Acrylics

Two's Company

12 x 14 x 16 inches

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Two Black-capped Chickadees rest on a piece of exquisitely twisting manzanita wood.




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Indigo Bunting

(Passerina Cyanea)


Indigo Bunting

"Checking It Out"

14 x 12 x 25 inches

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"Checking It Out" is a woodcarving of a male Indigo Bunting looking over his shoulder, perched high on tall grass. The striking indigo color of the bird highlights this wonderful piece. The Bunting is carved from tupelo and the grass is fabricated from copper and brass, painted with thin washes of acrylics. The base is a fabulous piece of redwood burl.




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Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

(Selasphorus Platycercus)


Broad-Tailed Hummingbird

"Taking Five"

15 x 11 x 12 inches

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"Taking Five" is a male Broad-Tailed Hummingbird woodcarving resting on an exquisite piece of bristle-cone pine that is only found in secluded locations at timberline in the high mountains of Colorado. The Hummingbird is carved from tupelo wood and is painted with thin washes of acrylics.




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Bufflehead

(Bucephala Albeola)


Bufflehead Decoy

"Bufflehead Decoy"

6 x 12 x 8 inches

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"Bufflehead Decoy" is carved entirely from tupelo. Painted with thin washes of acrylic.




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Northern Cardinal

(Cardinalis Cardinalis)


Northern Cardinal

"Northern Cardinal"

12 x 10 x 12 inches

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The life-sized Male Cardinal is carved from tupelo and is perched on a grape vine with leaves hammered from copper. The entire piece is painted with thin washes of acrylics.




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Mountain Bluebird

(Sialia Currucoides)


Mountain Bluebird

"Mountain Bluebird"

10 x 14 x 16 inches

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The life-sized Mountain Bluebird is carved from tupelo and is perched on a piece of found wood. The entire piece is painted with thin washes of acrylics.