Sunday, January 22, 2012

My horse needs a home.

Watching the snow (dropping from the trees, tumbling puffs, knocking off more on lower branches, and landing with a thump by the time they reach the ground.)
It was a good time to come back inside and finish my little horse.

I did his eyes and some touch ups, this morning, but need the paint to dry completely, for the next step. (Note the paintbrush in this photo... I made it myself, from horse hair.)

At last, I've finished my little Horse sculpture. He'll need another coat or two of clear gloss over the next couple of days, but I can consider him complete.

To see his "in progress" photos click here "Horse with no name" .

Now all he needs is a loving home. Contact me if you're interested, or you can wait and hope that I list him in my Etsy shop :)

Update: Sorry, he's sold.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bye bye Big Blue Bird.

As I write this, Dave's on his way to town, to ship my Big Blue Bird, to Australia.
Here's some final photos.
I can't tell you how stressed I get about packing & shipping,
it's enough to drive both of us crazy.

Anyhow, he's safely packed and on his way
to a much warmer home in no time...
Bon Voyage mon ami.

To see how he was made: from the beginning.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Big bird clay figure- in progress photos. Part 5

To see previous in progress photos. Part 4

Well, it's New Year's eve, and I really wanted to finish this bird, so
after a lot of procrastinating, I set my mind to it.

I added highlights to his feet, wings and tail...then painted his eyes.

It's so hard to get the eyeballs "just right", but I think I got it.

I'll take better photos tomorrow (in natural light), and then give him a
couple of clear coats, to protect the paint job. Not sure if I should give
him a satin, or matt finish...

Here's the underside... I carved my signature on his foot.

What a perfect way to say goodbye to 2011, finishing the details on
one of my best clay pieces, ever. (It also reminded me that I have a horse
that's still waiting to be painted- he's next.)