I ❤ My Dog Plaques Ready To Buy Now!

Just in time for Christmas!

Hand cast and hand painted from an original Sally Brown sculpture in my home studio in the West Midlands, UK.

Ready to buy from £25.99 GBP +p&p.
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Breast Cancer Awareness Prints 

A courageous young woman at a moment of reflection and contemplation, wearing a pink ribbon, sitting under the peace and calm of a cherry blossom tree. Hand embellished gold border with cherry blossom detail.
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Raised gold leaf gilding

Nice fun day today at work, raised gold gilding some versal and italic initials. 

Gilding supplies

23c gold leaf versals

Productive casting weekend

Well casting day finally arrived and it was a success! 

Had a fab weekend as the dog plaque cast came out trouble free. I’ve cast 8 this weekend (including a master cast and test piece) It’s the reason I had my breakfast toast at 4pm today. Just waiting for some wall hangers to arrive then its all systems go.  I also need a new respirator for casting!

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Horse Commission 

This portrait went to it’s new home today.  It was my first horse in oil, used 2 reference photos 1 for the pose the other for the colours.  I changed the background to make the grey pop out more so had to tweek the colours a little to reflect the darker background.  A dappled grey is definitely a challenge to paint but enjoyable!
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Fiberglass Friday!

An easy single piece case, thankfully as I need to be quick with this 1 (my outdoor workshop is out of action for now so I’m smelling my house out) I really need to start using an alternative in future 🤢 it’s NOT pleasant, it smells even before opening the tin. 
If you’re doing this indoors make sure there’s adequate ventilation as it does a nasty piece on the old lungs, preferably use a respirator. 

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Pet Sculpture Moulding 

Quick post with a new piece finished last night!.. Then finished prepping for the mould tonight followed by the first few thin coats of silicone…

1st stage of moulding – I don’t think this gives too much away
Building the rubber thickness up over a few days…

New Pet Sculpture! I Love My Dog.

Sculpting… FINALLY!

In fact manically sculpting…can’t stop, won’t stop, the can’t get it out quick enough type of sculpting. Exciting!!!

Sneaky peak…

This should only take a couple of days then hoping to mould mid week and be casting by the weekend. Already have the colours planned, can’t wait to see the result.  Feels like it’s been ages since I sculpted, been painting and prepping prints a lot recently. No wips yet till it’s finished.

Graphics Tablet Impulse Buy!

Okay, so back in 2016 I was picking up my well loved Wacom Bamboo tablet to design some new website graphics thinking it would be nice to upgrade to a newer model.
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Illustrated Notebooks & New Giclee Pet Prints

I spent some of yesterday visiting Coopers Crafty Corner in Pelsall to stock my art shelf with a batch of giclee pet prints and notebooks.  

My breast cancer awareness picture ‘Contemplation‘ will also be available from Oct 14th for their Breast Cancer Awareness campaign with donations from the sales going to Walsall Breast Cancer Support Group
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