Legend Of The Woodspirit : In times of old when hunters entered the forest they would knock on a tree to awaken the powerful and lucky … WOODSPIRITS! ~ His numbers are many / His sightings are few / The good Woodspirit will bring luck to you / “Knock on wood”
A text sample here from the posters and business cards of the greatest oil painting and tree carving artist in the world – that being my Dad.
A true master of nature and capturing the elements on canvas; he’s been painting oils and watercolours long before I was born. He recently started woodcarving a few years back, and ever since has gone swiftly from carving staffs and planters to his first woodspirit tree.
This is a page I’m starting to showcase some of his work. Though he is getting huge interest and offers, with nightshift work as a shunt man he puts in as much carving time as he can find. We’re still working toward getting him out there full-time as an artist; something sure to come someday soon.
The Woodspirit Tree was carved in Jackson’s Point – ON, in a lakeside neighborhood just off the shores of Lake Simcoe. It took him the entire day (without washroom breaks he says) to complete within about a half-week’s time. The polish mix of tung oil and burnt umber paint was added to preserve and help the healing process. More woodspirit art to come!