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The Boudicca Memorial .

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Currently being worked in my workshop.

The Boudicca project  has been long in the coming.

I have the time , which runs out fast and so this at least I can leave behind.

I am indigenous British , In Britain today this is almost an illegal statement .

The bosses , the owners of Blighty will have nothing of national sentiment nor cultural  pride.

Of course they started that long ago .

Boudicca , I shall keep the spelling , like it or no , was a warrior queen , who upset the Roman occupiers and in so doing destroyed herself and her family .

But she and her daughters live on forever as cultural memories.

The Romans feared her , as did other tribes in the islands . Britain was always at war with itself and so was easily taken and is now again occupied land .

From Aberdeen to the last rocks of Cornwall . And  across all of Ireland.

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The image of Boudicca is made of crushed soap stone laid into a man-made resin . The dried product is similar in working to soap stone or Alabaster .

The case is mahogany , dyed ( not stained , ) and painted. The backer board is Baltic ply which I used for stability . It should last well , indoors and away from heat cold and damp. I rarely use Plywood in my work , but in this case I wanted a board that would not warp while holding the portrait.

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Version 2

Currently the table  is being decorated , the gesso being applied first . After that a design will be painted onto the gesso laid on the mahogany.

 

The wood is lacquered where it is black . About thirty coats .

A few months perhaps before she is ready for sale.

 

She is in her second year now .

  • Dedication to Elizabeth .

 

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This is the device sketch I shall use , almost finished . I decided the Celtic knot was more to my liking .This will allow metal leaf and some deep magenta and red.

This device and drawing are copyrighted .

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Above the first color sketch for the device . The next step is to adjust the knotwork and make a decision as to how to apply w=the device to the gesso. I can use India ink , oil or Acrylic.

My preference are in that order.

But first a paper model will be made . Following.

The Queen of Hearts Pub sign.

 

This is a pub sign. Indoors for an English pub.

Halfway there , mounting the main piece and preparing to make a small cabinet and the lettering for the sign .

The portrait is life size.

The frock and head covering / hair , is incomplete .

All wood. But not build for exterior display.

 

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Mixed wood types.Basswood.Pine Mahogany. Fruitwood.

Mounted on stable plywood platform.

 

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Once the cabinet is made then the carving will be gessoed and painted.

How I work With Galleries and buyers.

Buyers

The payment is always in cash . U S Dollars . Either to my hand in bills or :

The transaction  , in the case of small pieces which can be shipped such as 1:12 figurines and graphic works , must be via pay pal. Or a similar handler.

You pay me , this is in escrow until you receive the purchase. I take the payment at that time.

I NEVER sell without the money in my bank/pay pal account/ hand.

I never ship or deliver until I am paid.

The buyer pays the shipping cost.

There are NO Returns. This is art workshop  and not Sears or Walmart.

 

Galleries.

I never pay to show my work .

Should a gallery want to show my work , they take a percentage of the price once they make a sale and the  deal is done.

That is the gallery payment. No other payment will be made to a gallery other than the monies gathered as a percentage of the price.

The Gallery is responsible for any damage done to the work and must pay for the reworking or repair.

The gallery will responsible for delivery to a buyer , unless a written agreement is made.

The garden and conservatory Plasters .

These are sold from my house at thirty ( unmounted ) to sixty dollars ( mounted .)

There are concrete versions .

 

All sales are final.

All sales are done in cash  bills.

No credit cards.

No Returns for any reason.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The twelve inch figurines . #1 The Knocker upper.

This is coming up to be finished soon.In the fashion of ceramics of the period. As always there is only one of these .

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I am reworking the portrait currently.

About two pounds in weight.

 

These are shots of the knocker upper ( google ) who worked a North Eastern City in England. Late 1890’s through early 1900’s.

The Knocker uppers were usually women , sometimes men who worked as human alarm clocks for the shift workers in the ship yards, mills and mines.

Aves ( pulverized stone and Resin , carved .)   Acrylic paint on aluminum interior and mahogany base.

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Victorian plasters. Pub signs. Available in the Milwaukee , Wisconsin area.

This is the home of my plaster work. Each image sees no more than ten impressions.

 

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Common Plaster on wood. Oil paint . Very heavy , has new wall bracket affixed to rear.

 

About ten years old. It was in  the back of the shop and I forgot to put it up for sale.

It would not survive exterior ( outdoor ) placement.

For sale.

 

It is very heavy. Standard behind the bar Pub art.

A Chart Table .

Designed for the standing worker , this table is pine and mahogany . Started Spring 2018.DSCN0096

 

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Currently the top is being given a beaded edge and the carving is being completed in situ.

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This project will be updated as time permits.