Sunday, 12 August 2012

Wait patiently and the water sprite may come




The pieces need sanding, a layer of gesso, more sanding, another layer of gesso and then painting.


12 comments:

  1. Your water sprite is amazing Charlotte....loved the webbed feet and hands...

    Hope you've enjoyed your weekend,

    Claire :}

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    1. Thanks Claire; am having 5 mins internet browsing and music as a reward for cutting our (rather long) privet hedge. Having a nice week of good weather, although it is not set to last. Also really enjoying the Olympics.

      I hope your weekend is not too chilly and full of fun.
      C xxx

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  2. Well worth the wait I'd say! Absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words. I hope the wolf has not got to your hat yet.

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  3. i love the webbed hands and feet!
    i love the posture you have the sprite in!
    quite wonderful to see this piece come to life.

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  4. Thanks, I hope the finished piece sits like that, however I haven't decided how to attach the arms and legs yet. He needs painting in pieces before the final finish.

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  5. Inspired! Are you using a fabric-stuffed body? It reminds me of the old-fashioned dolls which only seem to inhabit museums now.

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  6. yes, it is calico stuffed quite hard. The cloth is then layered with gesso, followed by sanding, then again with paint and sanding then again with paint and a final sand and rub. Gillian Lee Smith taught me the technique at a workshop and I gather that Jo (Horse before the Cart) uses the same technique for her and Dylan's pieces.

    My only worry is the head, this is air dry clay and I have never used it before. I have had to use a glue to bond the head and neck as it was too thick to drill safely for attachment. However as he is going to be a mounted sculpture/art doll he shouldn't be subject to too much movement!

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  7. Beautiful! Your work is so amazing. Also well said on your comment on the blog "http://windling.typepad.com" :) Ruth

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    1. Thank you Ruth.
      I thing Terri hit a nerve for so many of us yesterday. It is a subject dear to my heart and often I despair of the wilfulness ignorance paid to the world around us by those who only want to make money.

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  8. Oh he is coming on wonderfully, you are so very talented, I have missed checking out what you have been up to and creating, will get back into watching and reading with interest.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you. Thank you for the generous comments. I hope you are getting on ok.

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