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Peresephone … the descent …

Peresephone  , Descending

Peresephone , Descending



Peresephone  , Descending Peresephone , Descending  

Pegasus in color … sneaky …


PegasusGoldenwhite copy

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 .

A lady horse , with golden colors making her beauty even brighter . Pegasusingoldenorangesmall

Signed , sealed , delivered …


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 .

_DSC1934The 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 … _DSC1952

Art ; Winged Venus …. in flight


Winged Venus in flight  , bronze with a golden patina , 56 ” by 48 “”   cast from an original wax .

Art ; Winged Venus …. in flight

Winged Venus in Flight , a photograph of one of my life sized bronze sculptures has been chosen with 2 other works to be in a multimedia show in a New York gallery  from July through October . The link above shows  the site.

Soaring into Spring – Sketches for an Angel ..

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 . 照片 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 ,

to be continued ….  Natasha von Rosenschilde , 2013 照片

New Flight ; Creating a Wing ,and the Joy of Spring

Jolted into a place of spontaneous inspiration a few days ago, I have been on fire  in a creative surge with Springtime . All the Aries energy we have just passed has come  rushing into my fingers from my head . Now , with Taurus  now reigning  so lushly , at last , I need to sculpt , as if  a  whirlwing  and a flow are  moving through me .

In a recent  conversation about a possible sculpture commission I asked  the client why  the  piece was being  commissioned to be created . The answer was slow in coming . “My husband died a few years ago ,” the warm and clear voice on the  phone replied.

” I want this to be for him , honoring his life and passing , and for me , to be there  for  me , and our son , as an inspiration , going forward .”

I asked his sign, and birthday , as astrology is a part of my process in doing a personal commission especially one such as this . The answer chilled me. It was the same sign and simply it was a day away from my own . He was a Leo , and she is a Gemini – a spontaneous combustion of positivity exists between those two signs when they combine  that leads to a soaring  spirit . They  are creative , communicative and full of light . Together they would express that energy  to each other , and as a couple out to the world .

I simply wanted to make something very beautiful for this lady .

Sketches  had been requested , and after the call I was focused on my visions for the piece . It was a true challenge … an elegant , natural , inspirational piece . A grand soaring vision , on a low budget , but so beautiful , and it so moved me . I had lost  a sweet , dear friend to Lou Gehrig’ s Diease a few years ago . It is  a sad and painful crippling  illness that can often  strike the young , and my friend passed at 35 .

Right away , ideas  were flowing through my head , and started coming .  I wanted to create something that would make the spirit soar . And something that spoke of love . And a new life – going forward , as was requested  . I  sat down , and started to draw  , The sketches were coming out fast , and I started to really feel the pice . Several ideas started to gel into one vision , and the drawings were  working sketches .The drawings were flowing  with a life of their own and talking to me . The piece started coming together in my head . I could not wait to get it into my hands . The drawings were making me impatient . I did not want to labor over them . I wanted to create , and touch the clay , and shape the form , and speak to it .

Now I could  see the vision clearly .she had seen my large Winged bronzes ; figures in full or suggested partial flight . And was moved by them . I knew  what  I wanted to do .           ImageIt would not be easy … I had to somehow figure out how to create a large  magestic sculpture with the simplest , most limited resources . And use natural materials as much as possible .

A friend came over who is an impassioned painter . We spoke . He offered his help . He said , ” I will help you create this vision . I want to be a part of it  ” and so we got into his truck , and went out to buy clay . Image

We sat down , and he rolled the clay while I started to sculpt , and  the flow just kept going on into the night . It was such a pleasure to feel  the clay in my hands , and to touch it and shape it so easily , and to sense its’ immediate response . The clay shaped itself under my fingers as if by magic . It was flowing into the wing I was creating . each component I had designed just shaped itself  as if by magic under my fingers . My friend kept rolling , and coiling as I kept working , the pieces almost forming themselves like a dance . Image

It was late in the night when we stopped . I collapsed exhausted , barely  cleaning off the raw sienna  color of the clay that was  streaked all over my body . The next morning I  got up at very early to  photograph the sculpted pieces of Wing .

The process will be complex . Sculpting more , making moulds , experimenting with different materials , poring the materials , refining the casts … .then putting all the pieces together , finishing the patina , and working with other artists to weld and shape the metal supports , and create the base  .

I pray they come together beautifully, intact through the kiln ,  and the  firing into a  beautiful , strong base of the  Wing  in flight , that will be the first part of the long  process that will come together to create  a large and lovely   flowing sculpture . I hope that it will lift and inspire  the viewer  invoking    a new beginning , and a spirit  in joyous flight . ..

More of my sculpture may be seen under Wings of Desire on my website  www.natashavon.com _DSC8591