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Custom New Wooden Animals - Tim Racer
This is Petal, a carving designed and created by Tim Racer and painted at Hawk’s Eye Studio by Pam Hessey.
The Petal carving is painted to exactly match her living sister. Gloss varnish shows off the tongue and mouth against the more matte varnish on the body.
Her asymmetrical markings are faithfully reproduced here in oil paints.
Here she is with her brother Josh. His blanket is decorated with gold leaf shields, hers has painted bees, and they both sport faceted glass jewels and brass studs.
They were featured on the carver’s issue of the Carousel News & Trader magazine.
Sataf stands boldly on her rocker, showing off her past catches: a skunk, chicken and mouse. Each element of the design has a story behind it.
The chicken peers warily from under the saddle cantle, framed by a fig and leaf design.
This basenji-girl just loves to run-run-run!
With her sweet smile and playful feminine nature, I just had to give her a bouquet of flowers.
Buster is a serious guard dog, dressed in armor leafed with yellow gold, white gold and copper leaf.
Dignified stare challenges all who see him.
Joyful Chloe is seldom seen without her tennis ball…
Chester could barely stop wagging his tail long enough to pose; the lively lines in the trappings reflect his buoyant nature.
Cali is a high-energy pup who sports the lily flowers from which her owner is named.
Graham is a fun-loving golden retriever who enjoys a good wild romp; his tennis ball is… His ball. No question.
The carving sports a fierce dragon figure behind the saddle.