Welcome to a place to see what's on my easel, the walls I am decorating and the illustration projects that are on my drawing table. It's like hanging out in my studio without getting paint on you. Thank you for stopping by and please come again!
My final commission for 2013 was a 50th Anniversary Family Tree, done in watercolor and pen & ink. A traditional design for today's modern family, this commission was very well received by the golden couple. It was nice to end the year off with such a love filled piece of art. I wish you much love, good health and happiness in the new year.
With a missing arm and several old repairs, this crucifix was in need of a full restoration. After a cleaning and stabilizing of the crumbling plaster, I went to work resculpting the arm. Once the initial build was dry, a long process of removal began, as I sanded down the arm and sculpted in the muscles. Final tweaking was done, then all repaired areas were primed. The painting was done in two steps. First was to cover the primed areas with a base color that closely matched the aged and mottled finish of the original painted areas. Next was the blending of the old and new paint through a series of glazes. Finally the figure, INRI plate and the wooded cross were varnished with three coats of matte finish to help reduce the imperfections in the old finish and to preserve the piece for many years to come. It arrived safe and sound in Detroit this week, to much happiness of the man who commissioned the work of this family heirloom.
Completed back in October, I am just getting around to posting the step by step images of this Lusterstone finish layered in platinum and bronze mica resins. Designed to hide the occasional dye spills, this durable finish softly reflects the light and creates movement on the accent wall. Moss Salon, an elegant way to be pampered, is located on North Main Street in Providence, RI.