This woodcarving is carved by James Neill of Ozark, Missouri.
Jonah is trapped in the very belly of the whale.
This funny carving is ment to bring a good smile or laugh to you and your friends.
The woodcarving is made out of pine wood. It is painted with several coats of
acrylic paint and touch stained to perfection. The carving tools he uses are all
over 40 years old. He carves and paints all the work himself.
The size of the woodcarving is 20 inches wide by 15 inches tall and 3 inches wide.
James Neill has woodcarved since the age of eight. He learned his craft from his Dad and a woodcarver in Cape Cod.
You can see more work at http://www.etsy.com/shop/folkartwoodcarving and www.folkartwoodcarving.com.
I started wood carving when I was 8 years old with my dad, after taking a family vacation to Cape Cod.
The folk art and americana carving I saw there inspired me because they were lively and
expressive and primitive. I carved thru college ending up with a degree in sculpture from Northern Illinois University.
I then pursued a career in advertising for 22 years, but each Christmas I carved a Santa Claus featuring
my kids and our dogs in Santa's toy bag.
Now, in my fifties, I am back at doing what I love, woodcarving. I use traditional woodcarving tools to
create each work. It starts with a block of wood, usually pine, because I love the character the knot
holes give my work. Sometimes, just a knot in the wood can inspire me...
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