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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 .
Radiant layers of color kept asking to be added to the painting after it rested for ten days and ten nights . The stars changed , and new energy came to the painting as if it had been waiting for its’ right time for completion . I had worked on this piece in a modern style , but used many old master’s techniques and materials … I cooked my own gesso , and added marble dust to the bas relief mixture . I used oils and tempera and natural pwdered pigments . At the end , I used gold leaf . The secret to painting is both seeing and listening . Being able to hear the subtle currents of energy as well as see them . Art is felt . A composition in color rather than sound … Rest is as important as action sometimes .
After two months , Sky dancer was finally completed and delivered to the client on July 5th . The Cancerian love flow was there . I had waited for the grand trine to finish the painting and it was sealed into the painting now , and a cycle felt completed .Commisioned with the thought of her late husband , the painting has had a very strong energy and presence from the beginning . I added a line of poetry , ” And the sun sparkles its’ rain down upon me , ” written by my client , who was a poet , on the side . Now completed , with many planets in Cancer and a grand trine in water signs it was ready . I begun the painting with Venus in in Gemini , completed with Venus in Leo , like the two lovers . The midpoint of the couple , a Gemini and a Leo is Cancer , and the painting seems to shine with the combined energy of the three astrological signs .
The painting started to burn with more fire , and more light the more I worked on it now . The gold was what it had been waiting for and missing- the fire . Now it just blazed with beauty – shining with the combined layers of two months of painting . It began to glow , and i I kept applying the leaf . as it kept asking for more . Every detail started to shine , the oils glowing with translucence
When she arrived to my studio , and I led her in o see her completed work , I watched the pupils of my clients”s eyes expand. They became enormous mirrors of the painting , shining with a flash of inner light and reflecting back all the glorious layers of color at that moment . Wide with a flash of love . Her pleasure was electric and tangible . .. It was the moment an artist or sculptor lives for …
- A Magical Pathway With Neptune, Jupiter and Saturn in Tow (crystalbastrology.com)
- Sky Dancer … revelation (thelookoflove1.wordpress.com)
- Denise Le Fay: July & August 2013 – Grand Water Trines & T-Squares (bryanhallsawakening.wordpress.com)
- Denise Le Fay – July & August 2013 Grand Water Trines & T-Squares – 2 July 2013 (lucas2012infos.wordpress.com)
- The Watery Grand Trine of 2013 (trangmoschino.wordpress.com)
- NorthPoint Astrology Journal: Your Guide to Planetary Energies for July 8 – 14, 2013, by Pam Younghans (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
Soul and spirit , every time I see wings I think of you .
You never leave me . I just feel you come to me like the breath of an Angel , or the soaring of my heart when I see a Wing in flight . and remember your laughter . The curl of your lips ; their Cupid’s Bow , the glow of your eyes , and the brightness of your star … lift me like a wing in flight . And I dance , for you …
drawings in grey pastel and conte , Sketches for an Angel ,