This finish uses Interference Red, Green, and Metallic Peridot over a background of Interference Blue and Metallic Blue Topaz.
This is a very simple finish using only Interference paints. It's Interference Gold brushed lightly over Interference Blue. Interference paints are composed of finely ground mica suspended in acrylic paint that refract light creating subtle shifts in hue as the viewing angle changes in the surface form.
This where I need that second sculptor to know when to take away my tools, so I don't overdo detail everywhere, but in carefully judged areas only... but unfortunately, my wife, Jane, is traveling in the UAE. Hope that doesn't prove disastrous to my model.
I'm happy with the way this is coming and have found it enjoyable, in many ways a lot more than working on the tree (Windswept Tree). The overall organic shape is naturally subdivided into regions which have organic parts in turn, and if one could take that iteration further and continue subdividing using mainly organic forms, and introducing deeper down some more geometric subdivisions, well, this is what one might get. At least I did!
My intention is to take the grass way down and minimize that. This was started with a more naturalistic treatment before it went its wild way.
Every time I must go months with no updates, because no new models, because no time,…and then there is time, and you realize, as carving time opens up, how much you missed it, and need it, and must, above almost all, make time for it. And so I carve again after four months. Windswept Tree is its temporary name, at day 1.