Tree of Life
I had actually forgotten about this one, last worked on about five weeks ago. So, in gathering the last seven models I completed, and ordering rubber to begin moldmaking, I saw I had one last one incomplete. Now it's done.
This is the first cast on August 4, 2013
This was rather interesting to me. This finish was Pearl White over Royal Gold over Metallic Blue Topaz, all except for the blue brushed on in thin glazes. It seems to mimic Nickel or Pewter.
This is day 3 of Tree of Life
I had done two running Greyhounds which were introduced in September 2012. They turned out to be a lot more popular than I had anticipated, with sales at the end of July having reached eighty eight. In fact seventeen were sold this week alone. So staying with that as a subject, I moved in to focus on the face and shoulders, in typical stylized style.
First Cast of Grand Greyhound August 4, 2013
This first cast of Grand Greyhound is finished with a thin film of Pearl White over Metallic Royal Gold over Burgundy and Napa Red.
Day 3 Plaster Model Complete
August 4 2013 Flamingo Flash Mob!
First Cast Flamingo Flash Mob
Day 4 Plaster Model Complete
Unnamed Cat 5 1/2 " Diameter
August 4, 2013 First Cast Catatonia
Completed Cat on Day 4
Catatonic Cat Day 3
Every piece requires some gamble as to how many hours/ how much detail am I willing to gamble, before ever knowing whether the piece will ultimately be successful or end up as discontinued due to lack of buying interest. Though this piece is only 5 1/2" diameter, it already represents three full carving days and is not all that close to an end. Here is the cat at day 3.
Cat plaster model day 2