A sickeningly sweet composition that I hope to pawn off to an astounding number of female craft show shoppers this year. I'm no used car salesman; I spout the truth no matter how embarrassing. But there's some fantasy paisley type elaboration that somehow justifies, in my mind, such an obviously mercenary endeavor.
Basically done in one day. The freedom that not following a line drawing gives me is not only liberating and just plain fun, but twice it has surprised me at the speed at which these models have been completed. I am on the lookout for an ever more ambitious subject and size.
Cast Stone processed with Peridot and other metallics over black and Burgundy.
This came from nowhere. Not even a drawing to begin with except for the outline of the dragon. Everything else was ad lib...and liberating at that for that reason. A first. And quick.
Couple of different finishes.
Moving to a slightly larger format than has been usual lately. This is going to be one complex scratching.
Step one, the drawing.
End of second day of carving
After the third evening. It's tedious but fun.
Model Complete 12/30
First casting of Paisley Butterfly. Finish is Inca Gold over Metallic Peridot over Italian Olive plus black. Reproducible because it's an A+G 9 4.
And this one A 13 7 6, which is bronze, Metallic Aquamarine over Metallic Blue Sapphire on a black background. Oh, and a little Metallic Rose on the tiny central flower.