Here is a recent carving of David's in the style of John Bellamy carved eagles. The original was finished in gold leaf but this one was finished with a gold acrylic paint and sealed with a clear matte finish for protection. The basswood eagle is 3/4 inches thick, 9 inches wide and 19 inches long. The first photo is the eagle carved in basswood with no finish. The second photo is the eagle painted with gesso. The third photo is the eagle painted with the gold acrylic paint and sealed with the clear matte finish.