A crane in marble coming up

I started carving a crane out of a white marble plate, in the direct carving method. An update will follow when the piece is finished.a crane in white marble
…Read more…↑

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

Ten tips-3: Direct carving in stone

Ten tips for beginning sculptors in stone-3: Direct carving

1.← Click here for the first ten tips for beginning sculptors in stone: techniques-

2. ← Click here for the second ten tips for beginning sculptors in stone: measuring-

carving the main volumes in stone by direct carving method

startby carving the main volumes. Detailing is not important yet

Direct carving is a term for just taking up a chisel and hammer and start carving. The process is simple enough, but it has its difficulties as well, because direct carving also means trying to find your way through the stone. …Read the whole article…

House sign gable stone Mermaid completed in direct carving method

house sign Mermaid, cut in waist direct.
← to the first post about this gable stone

The sandstone gable stone house sign stone with the mermaid that I'd already started carving some time before is finished. …Read the whole article…

Timelapse Somnia

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Process in pictures of the work on the relief Somnia. Sandstone, 70 x 50 x 10 cms. Click here to read the first post on this relief.

 

-If the slideshow doesn't show properly, then click here.-

Beeldhouwerijblog.nl is the blog of Koen van Velzen, sculptor in stone and bronze. Look up my website as well: beeldhouwerijvanvelzen.nl

A relief in direct carving method

The holidays are over and so I started a next project last Wednesday: a relief in the direct carving method. It's still far from finished, but it's starting to show just a bit by now. I'm carving it out of 'beats-me-stone ', a piece that I had lying around and of which I have no idea what exactly it is. It seems like a layered kind of sandstone, but it can also be a slate-like one. Anyway, it turned out te be a beautiful piece to work in, It can be sanded to a very fine grit and carves away very easily. Sometimes you just need a little luck. …Read the whole article…

The challenge of the direct carving method

Tim cut into waist direct a header in French limestoneLast week my nephew Tim stopped by for a few days to sculpt a head in a piece of French limestone in direct carving method. In this picture he is far from done yet; It has become …Read the whole article…

The Eusebius-copying and more

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone. Tower of St. Eusebius' Church

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone

← to the first post on this restoration project

As I reported yesterday I am currently carving corbels for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands). …Read the whole article…

A set of corbels for the Eusebius Church

kraagsteentjes EusebiustorenThe St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) has been clad in scaffolding for a number of years now, and now the time has come to tackle the sculptured parts.

I was asked to copy the first tuff stone pieces from the fifties in new Muschelkalk limestone. …Read the whole article…