Monday, March 17, 2014

How I've Missed You

Playing with some earthenware clay's been over three years now since I even touched clay. How I've missed it. I started cleaning and organizing my downstairs studio cause it had gotten to the point where it just REALLY needed organizing. In the process my break from cleaning found me wedging up some clay and throwing it on my wheel.

How Ive missed my wheel! Today's diversion was bliss. Bliss!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

From Red to Golden

Affinity resin in a reddish bay.

Sometimes the colors on the horses don't come out as requested or expected. In the case of this Affinity resin the owner wanted more of a golden bay and by the time I completed the piece I had a more reddish bay. It was one of those pieces that just painted itself and everything went according to plan, except the color wasn't the correct shade.

Using good reference to
keep the project on track.

So, the next step in the process was to find reference of both the color I had painted and the color that should have been on the model. Each piece of reference was then placed next to each other so I could visually see the shift in color. This bay doesn't need to shift much, but reference is still needed in order to stay on track.

She has many many more layers of the golden color to be placed on her but the difference is already noticeable.