Portrait Woodcarving Sculptor

  Portrait Woodcarving Sculptor O.H.Boyd    Live from his Studio in Barton-on-Humber Boatyard overlooking the magnificent Humber Bridge The portrait sculpture of the first of three English Archers at the Battle of Azincourt is now complete. The triptych scene of … Read More

Carving in Three Dimensions

  Carving in three dimensions to make a block of wood look as though it has been sealed with a leather strap and buckle has not been easy. Repeating this six times for six buckled straps has been the very … Read More

Carving Light and Space into Sculpture

  This article is about the difficulties of carving light and space into sculpture to give a realistic three dimensional work that can be viewed from any dimension – even from the back – and will thrill the viewer with … Read More

“Nestroque” Now Strike Order at Azincourt

“Nestroque” or Now Strike! was the order given at the battle of Azincourt by Sir Thomas Erpingham (Erpyingham)  which is captured in this beautiful wood carving by O H Boyd as part of his Azincourt Triptych and titled: The Fateful … Read More

Barton Upon Humber Connections with Azincourt

  What is the Barton Upon Humber Connection with the Archers of Azincourt?   Barton upon Humber is a town of over 11,000 population, situated on the south bank of the Humber Estuary at the southern end of the Humber Bridge. … Read More

Using Yew Wood for Wood Carving

Using Yew wood for woodcarving will give you many unseen difficulties to overcome, especially on larger pieces. This week’s work in the Studio has been concentrating on working with the grain patterns and dealing with knots. Here is how I … Read More

Deepening the Shadows

Live from the Studio this week, work on deepening the shadows:   The close-up pictures show more work under carving the flap on the purse, pulling out the bulk by deepening the shadows.