Sunday, 9 October 2011

Current work in progress

I've been working on this little lady for three weeks so far.  It has been a bit of a battle to guide her towards the base shade I was looking for.  I started out with a cold white, knowing that usually the white warms up and can have a tendency to become too yellow!  But she remained a cool shade of white up until yesterday, so I was becoming concerned that she was going to end up too cold a shade of white!  But I have just sealed her and I can see she is starting to turn - now I have to be careful she doesn't swing too much towards a yellow white!

This is a commission piece, Toot Sweet sculpted by Adalee Hude. I'm working from reference photos and staying pretty true to them.

First photo was taken just over a week ago you can see she is quite a cold white.  Close-up taken today, I've had to reduce the brightness on the close-up photo otherwise the detail is washed out, even doing so there is more detail than the photo shows....

Friday, 7 October 2011

Be still my heart!......

Impossible of course when looking at something of such beauty.  I'm really at a loss for words but had to share photos of this beautiful boy here.  I am absolutely thrilled and feel so honoured to have THE stunning Marshall in my collection - sculpted and custom glazed by Lynn Fraley of Laf 'n Bear.

The photos are not very good, I'll try to take better ones and update them.  I have named him Major Marshall because he is without a doubt a major piece in my collection!  His detailing is incredible, from the subtle shift of shades in his coat, awesomely 'scritched' sabino markings and right down to what appears to be tiny eyelashes on his beautiful eyelids and his eyes resemble soft, dark liquid pools - wow I so love him!  Thank you Lynn for bringing so much beauty and joy into my home!

I longed to add Marshall to my collection, thought my chances of ever doing so would be slim. This particular boy was always a favourite, never dared to dream he would come and live with me.  Yet here he is. *adoring sigh*  A big thank you to his previous owner for agreeing to sell him to me. :)

Major and Punjabi are already the best of buddies! :)