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'Big Thunder'

So here is the provisionally titled 'Thunder' ('Big Thunder' is a horror novel written by Peter Atkins - this is a completely unrelated fact :-) ). It's almost finished - it needs the final paint treatment - which will be burnt umber in an Alkyd flow medium, rubbed into the surface then rubbed off again (trust me - it will work - just look at 'Arc'). This will knock backs some of the brilliance of the white. Also working on my first sculpture in carved wood! There will be pi

'Arc' - latest sculptural work

This is 'Arc', recently completed, and the first fully finished sculpture carved from 'Sculpture Block'. This is high density foam, which is similar to Balsa wood in consistency. It's very easy to carve, but doesn't generate a particularly pleasing finish (sort of gritty and flaky). However once it's been painted with six layers of paint, it cleans up rather well, and I'm very pleased with the finish. This is covered in copper acrylic paint, with alkyd Prussian blue paint rub

New sculpture ‘Carapace’

So, finally, ‘Carapace’ is finished. Most of the work was done on this in May 2015. While I was very pleased with the way it was coming together - I was uncertain of how to finish it, so took a hiatus from it for a couple of months. This then ended up dragging out to seven months before I clicked with it again, and came to a conclusion that I was pleased with. This is the first time that I worked with Alabaster, which is a very soft stone. I found that it really didn’t hold h