....I carve using only a pocket knife and an occasional chisel or gouge. Whenever possible, I like to leave the pins natural and protect them with a finish that will bring out the natural beauty of the wood. But some days, I just can't help but paint some color into my woodcarving!
This is a Seahorse pin I carved out of eastern white pine for my wife, Michelle. It is 3-1/2" high, 1-1/2" wide and 3/8" thick. The eye was painted with acrylic black paint. The Seahorse was sprayed with several coats of high gloss lacquer. It has a pinback epoxied to the back.