Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shiny, shiny!

Wow, look at me, three posts in three days! It's a record, I think! But I'm not just posting for the sake of it- I have cool things to show you- shiny new ponies! Yep, I pulled the buckskin tobiano Vixen & Imp set out of the kiln this morning, and Lesli was kind enough to take pictures this afternoon. These little ones were a blast to paint. Lesli, who molded and cast them, was able to wonderfully capture the minute detail that Sarah sculpted into these pieces. They are so teeny-tiny, but still full of stuff. I tried to work that detail in my paint jobs- to bring it out and not cover it up! I also had the chance to really observe and ask questions about Lesli's painting process, and get a more in-depth tutorial on how she hand-paints manes & tails (they each have a bit of that style handwork in them!). So thank you, Lesli for letting me pick your brain! So without further ado, here's the silvery, sooty-buckskin tobiano Vixen, "Charlotte", and her buckskin tobi Imp, "Chickadee"!

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5 comments:

Catherine said...

Wow! They're both knockouts though I REALLY love the dramatic Vixen! Great job Addi.

ETCs_Lady said...

Be still my heart! **thud**

mel said...

Even better than I expected from watching you work! Charlotte's color is beautiful, and Chickadee---well, what can I even say about how well minimal color suits him? I am so honored that I got to watch you work on these two, and I didn't actually know that they were the first pair painted together. So appropriate for you to get "firsts"!

Adalee said...

Thanks so much, guys! It was great fun pulling them out of the kiln yesterday, and seeing how they turned out. And I feel very grateful to be paint the first matched pair!

Sue Becker said...

Woohoo! These are both such wonderful sculptures - so much life - with such beautiful glazing! Outstanding!