So when I left Shirley and Rogers commission last week, I thought it was looking good- but then I had been staring at it for days, so wanted some fresh eyes to reevaluate it.
This week- I still liked what I saw!
(Small hoop and hurray- that doesn't always happen)
But still felt some refinements were in order- accentuate some areas, contrast others, bring out some curves and edges, fade others. So at this point everything was happening on a subtler level- no throwing wax today! So I spent the afternoon with a needle tool incising into the wax surface, and then staining afterwards. The next day I used pan pastel and the the heat gun to again fine tune some colors and areas.
In the end, it was worth it. I delivered it today, and Shirley and Roger were both pleased. We set it against the wall to check for color, and liked what we saw!
We went out and celebrated with an alfresco lunch and a glass o wine...
Thank you Shirley and Roger!