The Holidays are over and a New Year is almost here!

Hi Folks,

I’m “Really Cooking” right now (or perhaps, I’m just “Half Baked”). Whichever way you look at it, I feel I’ve made some progress last week, and I think that I may be done with the sculpting by the end of January. Then comes the finishing process. I’m leaning toward painting it in a mono-color like this painting that I did a few years ago.

Finishing the sculpting will require a few more steps:

  • The major issue is positioning and attaching the head to the body. I suspect that I will probably go with the way it is on the body right now, but I’m not ready to commit until I get a little further ahead with the body.
  • The body still has a good deal of feather detail to be put on. If you check out the image at the top of this page, there is also an inset on the birds left wing that needs some work to enhance the curve.
  • Perhaps the biggest issue is the shape of the base. The original concept required an oval shape. There was to be an interesting root pattern in front of the stump that the bird is sitting on, but it might be more distracting than interesting as far as the overall composition. The other issue is that this sculpture will have a 12-inch turntable built in to make it easier to rotate it for viewing purposes. If the consumer rotates the sculpture with an oval base, the over-hang might knock other items off the table as it is rotated.
  • If you have any thoughts on this matter, give me a shout by email ( [email protected] ) I’d like to hear from you.

I think that is pretty much it for this “Post”. Here’s wishing you a “Happy New Year!!!”

Published by The Late Emerging Artist

Although I have been pursuing my art in one form or another all of my life, it is still an adventure, and one that I have never tired of.

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