Saturday, July 17, 2010
The Mayor's Wife
I've got to say that this one really turned out nice. I wanted to give her a delicate look and I think she does just that. The eyes are only penciled in as I think to carve them would detract from the smoothness of the piece. Maybe not, but we'll see once she's painted. I made the feathers out of aluminum flashing as I wanted them thin as if carved they'd have to be thick for strength and that would make it just look to heavy. There is not much definition to them now as they're only sprayed with primer but when I paint them I'll try and flesh them out a bit. As for colors I'm thinking purple & white for the dress with a matching hat with a big red rose.
Hope you like her and your comments are welcome. More photos in the Gallery.