How I love sculpting and painting horses !
Paint , color and a patina have been added to the bas relief . I can not indulge in the detail I wish for … it could easily take another three weeks of detailed work . So I am being – sneaky .And paint and color are my accomplices …
A strange word for an artist to use … But cleverness is and essential part of my medicine bag as an artist . … I create magic – I create illusions . So rather than make it all an elegant bas relief , I must resort to my bag of tricks . Paint will create the illusions I need , rather than clay and painstakingly created , shaped and polished swelling forms carefully built , and sculpted .
I am keeping my lady Peg abstracted and stylized . She will be completed with the last touches of sculpted detail that I will add next , making the mass of the body come alive with more muscles and veins . The mane and tail will fly in detailed strands tinged with soft reds and gold leaf . .
I shall add another panel to extend her space , give her room …. and of course , add beautiful careful detail to the wings .She will be seven by four feet completed .
For her to fly high and strong .