Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Some random sketches that sort of led to the pic on the previous post.
Acrylic, charcoal, marker.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The King of Scary

The King of Scary. Mixed media on wood block, approx 3" x 4 1/2". Worked all day on new approaches to acrylic. Finally listened to Fiege's advice to "just play" and went at a board with a charcoal pencil, spray fixative, acrylic paint, and my fingers. A friend of the family gave me some old World War II ration coupon books, and one of them was falling apart. It seemed right to stick some of the coupons on.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Prophesy

The Prophesy. Acrylic, 12" x 4", private collection. Finished I'm thinking, only going to wait for a few days before the varnish coat, as it may need some work. It doesn't look all that different from the previous post, but the bird and the littlest guy got painted, along with many glaze strokes and drybrushed areas.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Prophesy (in progress)

Acrylic on canvas,12" x 4". The larger painting is progressing pretty well. Don't have a specific look in mind for the finish, just assume it will unfold as I go. Hope to post the finished pic soon.

Prophesy (sketches)

A couple of tiny thinking sketches that eventually turned into a larger painting. Had no idea what I was working at--just was drawing and these came out and seemed worth exploring. Micron pen and prismacolor, each approx. 3" x 1".

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Step 5: One drying, one finished.

Hard to tell at first glance, but these are two different birds from the same molds, carved and textured in different ways. The first one's drying, the second (my test run) is finished and glaze fired. A two part mold is a simple process, but I'm still working out some problems.

Step 4: The finished mold

The molds with the original bird halves removed. On my lawn.

Step 3: The plaster

Dumped plaster on top of the bird and filled the mold. The second pic shows the walls removed and the mold flipped over. Got an imperfect pour as some plaster leaked under the bird.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Step two: bird casting sequence

One half of the bird in the casting box, ready for a drowning in plaster.

Step one: Bird casting sequence

A clay bird I made for casting (split in half). Wanted it to be simple so I can mess with each casting and make them all different.
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