Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Progress

My new sculptural piece is coming along.........here are more progress shots of it assembled and the painting started. I tend to work in multiple translucent layers of paint, rather than putting it on thickly in one go. That way I can achieve more subtlety in tonal variation. The merest hint of the underneath colours show through subsequent layers adding a greater degree of depth. As you can see s/he now has arms, as well.




Also, I finished off "Essie" as an evacuee child of the London Blitz, 1939. She's waiting on the platform for a train to take her to the safety of the countryside. She now has a little suitcase, her gas mask in it's container, her toy monkey and she's well labelled with her name and destination. She has a look of apprehension and her eyes are a little watery - after all she's only five and she's being separated from her parents for the first time, but she's trying very hard to be brave.

               

11 comments:

Larisiya said...

Дорогая Сюзи... я даже не знаю как выразить словами то, что я испытываю, когда разглядываю Ваши куклы...
Это как повесть, как исповедь, как музыка - проникает в самую душу...

Healing Woman said...

I love the new sculptural doll. I'm wondering if her arms are moveable. It looks from the pictures that they are.

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Essie is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

annie said...

woohoo Susie - fabulous as usual -you know I am your greatest fan!
I am especially intrigued by your work in progress - absolutely fabulous!
love
annie

flyingbeader said...

Susie you new piece is stunning, I love all the layers enticing the eyes to stop and caress this new doll. She's absolutely fabulous

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Very nice indeed!

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Susie, your figural sculptures are really interesting. I want to do a few sculptures this year.

Anthropomorphica said...

I adore your new piece, it delights the woodland sprite in me. Essie is lovely, it looks like she's ready for a Narnian adventure!

Joyce Compton said...

Susie,
Thisis magnificent!
Joyce

ODD imagination said...

I am really loving your in-progress doll! She is going to be amazing!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

beautiful scuptural piece susie - the wood weaving at the legs and head are superb.

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