Thanks guys, your feedback is much appreciated.
As slow as I carve it would take a while. My painting nook is much brighter, warmer and drier than my cellar carving shop at present. There has been a drake Wood Duck in the carving vice for at least 3 months, untouched, along with several other projects scattered about.
That my paintings make folks smile and inspire folks to carve, is very rewarding. Plus they keep me busy and out of trouble.
Gotta keep my hand in the game some how.