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Fancy Jewelry Box .Art Deco. 2017 2018.

A young Girl descending stairs. A set of jewelry boxes. 2016-2018.

 

Art deco . In its second year now .  The flesh is mostly complete .

Mahogany , Pine and Brass. Stone Powder in resin , carved.

Decorative stand with three small boxes.

Almost fifteen inches tall.

 

Status. The  varnish is now being cleaned up and finished.

The drapery is still being worked.

The rear drapery still incomplete.

The cloth folds are being finished currently.  DSCN0043

 

Version 2

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This will be updated as the work progresses.

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.

Version 2

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.