Thursday, August 25, 2022

CHALK ART: "Postcard #24"

Today I finished "Postcard #24". I decided to leave off any words and let the picture do the talking. My concept was how the cat sees himself. I'm sure there could be many variations on what the viewer makes of it. I had a lot more "visitors" walking by for this was fun chatting with the kids and parents after school about ART. Even had a guy trying to sell me home improvement upgrades stick around to visit and take photos. Makes me happy.

Monday, August 22, 2022

SKETCHBOOK: "Longmont, CO"

Last Thursday night, I got home from a trip to Longmont, Colorado, to see my eldest daughter Jenni and her hubby, Brad. We made pickled onions and cucumbers, played some putt-putt golf (each of us got a hole-in-one!!!), and I got to sketch a little bit. Great food, great conversations...a great time! goats.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

SCULPTURE: "Rhino Beetle"

I just finished with the second of a trio of "bas relief" sculptures I'm working on. This is a "3-Horned Rhino Beetle". They are like tiny tanks of the insect world. I created this with Super-Sculpy on a wood base. The original sculpt was painted with acrylic to look like faux-brass.

I created a template image by combining bits and pieces from several photos in Photoshop, then made a line-drawing version. I sculpted a very rough draft on top of the line art, then transferred it to a wooden base.

After refining the sculpture, I coated the piece with several layers of liquid latex. 
I then painted a thin base-coat of wet cement inside the rubber mold, 
to get into the smaller detailed areas, and to minimize air bubbles.

Here is the painted version next to the concrete one.