As a member of the Oceanside Museum of Art, Artists Alliance, I attended the Quarterly Critique on 2/20/18. I brought Dancer for a critique by my fellow artist members. I always learn something at these critiques, if nothing else, I get a sense from the comments on how well the piece is accepted. I had a feeling from the session, that the piece was looked on favorably by the group.
Here are some other views of Dancer, in the process. The outer bark has been picked off, leaving remnants of the underpart still left on the wood.
And here is a view of Dancer, just before starting the final sanding. Starting the sanding with an 80 grit power grinder, moving steadily lighter grit sand paper, using a power sander, then moving on with hand sanding ending with 400 grit.