Today I painted my hare...
|paint, wax and bronze powder|
|I applied a coat of black acrylic paint|
|then I gently rubbed on some wax and bronze powder|
|I had to resist the temptation to add more bronze, I didn't want him to look too blingy|
|Dennis the Hare|
He's gorgeous. I like his expression - very pensive.ReplyDelete
He does look quite serious.Delete
The transformation is incredible.
And, how appropriate for it to a hare....a sign of rebirth, resurrection and immortality. Just the spirit needed right now.
Thank you! I'm quite fond of hares.Delete
Dennis is lovely - I showed him to my hare collection and they thought him very lifelike.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat, that is very encouraging!Delete
He is looking very good. Was a drawing the first step?ReplyDelete
I was too impatient to do the drawing but I have done hare paintings in the past so they were my reference. He just sort of evolved.Delete
Dennis is fantastic Sue. Is he weatherproof enough stay outdoors, or will he just be a fair weather hare?ReplyDelete
Now you've has such a success with him - what next? You can't stop now!
He will be an indoor hare I think. What next? Well I do happen to have some clay left over..Delete
I am so impressed. He looks amazing, just beautiful.ReplyDelete
You have discovered a new talent! I hope you continue to produce interesting things.ReplyDelete
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed doing it.Delete
Very clever. I love him.ReplyDelete
Very nicely done, the black paint and bronze are a great finish. More clay for another hare or will Dennis be solo?ReplyDelete
I might try something totally different with the leftover clay. Not sure what though.Delete
Very nice! Great creation!ReplyDelete
Great job, just the right amount of bronze.ReplyDelete
That was the hardest part - trying not to get carried away with the bronze.Delete
Sue I am amazed. I would be so proud if I created anything so lovely. Well done!ReplyDelete
Thank you, I am quite pleased with the result.Delete
Dennis is beautiful..what a talent you have. If you had made him on the Pottery Throw Down programme ( do you watch it?) that crying judge ( Keith?) would be in floods!ReplyDelete
I haven't watched this programme yet, perhaps I should!Delete
I've always loved pottery, and went to classes, mainly to use the firing facilities needed with traditional clay. Nowadays I use the self hardening clay, which saves so much time.Delete
I've watched a couple of the Pottery Throw Down programmes and thought it was awful. Basically because it seemed to be modelled on Great British Bake Off!
Dennis is very handsome. What a clever finish with the bronze paint!ReplyDelete
I was surprised how the effect of bronze powder on black paint turned out.Delete
I came across your blog via Hattatt and one of those roundabout rabbit holes you do in lockdown... and then wow - that's a fantastic sculpture - I'm in awe! And the painting idea / technique is excellent too.ReplyDelete
I keep meaning to sketch my little whippet - his jumble of legs are like discarded sticks - or maybe stilts - wonderful angles when he lies down and stretches. But enough... maybe it should have been a roundabout hare hole that I found you by...
Welcome to my blog Mark. Perhaps you should have a go at making a clay model of your whippet. You might need wire for his legs though!Delete
I love your hare.xReplyDelete
Fantastic job Sue! Well done. The hare looks brilliant and of course it is quite unique.ReplyDelete
Definitely not another one quite like him!Delete