Friday, February 21, 2014

Nudes and Animals




Kate brought her dog, Rhythm, along to life drawing at the Shed last night. So of course at some point, everybody drew the dog and not Kate. We had them pose together which was good for lots of laughs. Rhythm wasn't quite sure what was expected of her and took a while to get comfortable. With all the attention on her she kept popping her legs in the air, casually inviting a tummy rub. It all made very for a very relaxed evening and lots of great drawings.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Rainbow Bombs



For a whole bunch of weeks I have been working on this set of Rainbow Buddha Bombs. They are cast from Polyester Resin mixed with coloured glitter. The resin and particularly the catalyst are pretty nasty solvents so the colour from he glitter diffuses right though the cast while still maintaining the essential "glitter" qualities and I'm really happy with the way these turned out.The Polyester resin does shrink as it sets so the casts end up with ripples and puckering in places which need to be sanded and polished out so each one represents several hours of painstaking sanding, filing and polishing. There's blood sweat and tears in these bombshells.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Maddy's Portrait


Portrait of Maddy is finished. I think I've had enough of portraits for a little while. Or at least, I'm ready to finish the last pigs head that stalled and get back into some clay modelling and fibreglass.