I've done a number of sun faces, from Twisty to Baby Steampunk Sunface and Minisun, moon faces, combinations like Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and variations called all sorts of eclipses, from the simple Eclipse to Eclectic Eclipse to Ecstatic Eclipse. And even that does not name all of them. So what happened? Did I feel I didn't have enough? Don't know, but here we go again! Relatively Gender unspecific so far, but this might be Brother Moon, Sister Sun. Stay tuned.
This is the first cast of SunMoon on August 4, 2013
This first cast is Metallic Pearl White over Aquamarine and Blue Topaz.
I had made many trees, carved (internally) in cell cast acrylic, and then made two versions of a realistic detailed tree. This was at least partially in response to potential clients inquiring about a specific theme, the Tree of Life. I have finally succumbed to pressure and we'll see where this might go.
Day 2 June 20, 2013
Day 1, June 12, 2013
First cast 8/4/13
This finish is AD3, which is code for Royal Gold over Burgundy over Black for
June 27, 2013 Winged Horse Plaster Model Complete on Day 3
June 25, 2013 Day 2 1/2
June 23, 2013 Day 2
June 19, 2013
First day of carving We can only hope this gets better.
A very detailed (wait--aren't they all?) and stylized representation of an angel, about 4" x 6"
August 4, 2013 First Pour Angel Awakening.
This is Metallic Pearl White over Royal Gold over Metallic Blue Topaz
Completed Plaster Model, Day Three of Carving
May 14, 2013
It was time to do another dragon but this time in the vein of my Leone di San Marco, which is a winged lion. I liked the majesty of the lion's step. This image was taken at the end of the first day of carving a blank plaster block, which is the way I've been doing it the last several years. Before I would mold a piece in clay to a certain approximate shape, make a temporary rubber mold, and cast that in plaster in order to begin carving again. But for plaques, as opposed to deeper three dimensional pieces "in the round" the current method is more precise and uses less rubber, which is by far the most expensive component of all the materials I use.
May 8, 2013
This is my latest, and probably my last Baltimore Raven variation. It is a larger version of my "Birdie" and quite elaborate.
April 8, 2013
Just a few weeks old, This is my grandson, Max, smiling in his sleep! Pencil, 8" x 10"
April 5, 2013
This is my grandson, Lorenzo Giacomo (Mino, same as me) at five months. Pencil, 8" x 10"
March 18, 2013
And then the custom piece meant as a gift for her Redskin fan husband. Four pieces were needed at 10" x 10" in order to cover four holes in a brick fireplace surround.