Hello!!! Yes, I know, I lost some of you on that last post. Those who've been following me awhile know that I have a huge wacky imagination and sometimes....the scenarios that occur in my head are so awkwardly funny to me that I must share them. So- no, I didn't really lose an internal organ in the middle of a shopping mall- actually, I haven't been in a shopping mall lately so its unlikely that it would happen there. More like a 7-11. Maybe I should restrict myself to Walmart if I must venture into a bigger store. Hmm....do liqueur stores still have surveillance cameras??
Finally, finally I have this done. Thanks to Mary Hermans from Cloth and Clay doll who affirmed my color choices and really helped cement my decisions! The large lilies are a deep red, now which really helped the color planning. The darker color helps to anchor the whole composition and draws the eye through- whereas before the yellowish orange had no real oomph to it and my poor eyes wandered around looking for a comfortable focal point. Paint them red and suddenly- there was Mary, front and center like she should be- magic!!!!
Mary is also the name of the woman for whom this piece was sculpted. I can tell how wonderful she was by the loving description her son gives of her and the beautiful photos he sent me.
I noticed how pretty the light coming through my window was so I played around a bit and came up with this shot of the lilies. Also, I added some twisting, twirling viny plants to soften all that negative space and lots of moss to make a 'garden floor'. This sculpt was unusually busy compared to my previous works and I had a difficult time getting to the finish line.
I am planning to deliver into the hands of the young man who commissioned it and am hoping he is able to bring his father along- Mary's husband. I would love to meet him and see his reaction to this commemoration piece.
Have a great weekend, everyone!!