Posts Tagged ‘bronze’
Saturday, June 6th, 2015
Continuing in the same vein as Tuesday I have another minimalist brush painting, this time of a big-eared bat. With his swooping wings and giant ears, something about his face makes me think inevitably of Gary Oldman as aged Dracula. Clearly the costumer and I were working from similar inspiration.
I actually had to do this one twice, I dropped the brush onto the paper on the first go, which can be a happy accident in some things, but not this one. I’m actually happier with the second version anyway, so it all works out.
I just want to rub his fuzzy little belly!
Vampire Bat, 7″x5″ brush and ink on paper.
Above, you can see all the details in his adorable little face, including the glinting reflection in his eyes. Below, he’s resting in a frame, just waiting to fly over to you.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
More tentacles! More shiny paint! It must be Tuesday. I used three different paints here with very subtle effects to the camera, but that are quite obvious to the naked eye. The first was the background in a green that blends into the green paper until the light shifts and it becomes a bright gold. Then the tentacles are in two different shades that turn from green to bronze, different shades and different angles, but almost match.
The overall effect is mysterious and ancient, hinting at tarnished bronzes or possibly green tentacles covered in iridescent slime as they rise up through the golden sunlight, seeking who knows what.
Tentacle Deeps 44, 4″x6″ duochrome watercolor on green Crane & Co. paper.
At most angles, I got the tentacles as all green or all bronze, but here you can see how the front layer is green and the back set bronze, and the background turns a warm, bright gold. Below, you can see it in its frame, ready to grace your bookshelf, desk, or wall.
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
I made these roses using the lost wax casting method; each one started life as a dried long-stemmed rose, which I dipped in wax and made ready for casting. The process only worked about 25% of the time, because of the long thin stem the metal had to travel to get to the solid flower, and the leaves almost never cast.
I left the bits of flash and other imperfections on them as part of their character, the human element intervening in nature long enough to create these haunting pieces. The element of randomness is one I enjoy exploring in my art, and you can really see how it gave these roses a new life.
They get their color from a chemical patina, another process involving water and fire that has slowly evolved over time thanks to exposure to the air and handling.
I’ve sold all of the half dozen or so that I originally made, but maybe someday I’ll be in a position to create more.
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
This is the last of the bronze couples I have, though there’s one more single figure saved to finish up the series.
This couple has a contrasting patina, the woman in soft greens and the man in rich mahogany browns, giving them a rather biracial feel. They’re resting on a soft peach pillow in the classic missionary position. Interestingly, if you flip them over the woman’s pose goes from abandon with her outflung arm, to anger as it’s raised overhead as if to strike.
Like all the couples, the two figures fit together and come apart, adding a tactile dimension to the art. Also, they’re just kinda fun to play with.
Missionary, bronze sculpture with fringed pillow, $1399 with free shipping.
Monday, September 20th, 2010
It’s been a while since I posted one of these, so I thought I’d give you something fun for your Monday. Remember, if it’s fine art, it doesn’t count as porn.
This guy is arched way back, intent on servicing himself and oblivious to any curious eyes on him. He actually lives in the same household as the female figure, Catty, that I posted a few weeks back.
Self Service, approx. 8″x4″x3″ cast bronze, sold.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
This piece was once described as looking like she was wearing a black rubber catsuit, though as the bronze has aged the patina’s gotten some flecks of blue-green verdigris on it that adds an unusual texture. She’s another of my little bronze people series, so the figure is about the size of a child’s doll. I always liked the way the lines of her body combined the lush, heart-shaped derriere with long, slender limbs and a smooth, featureless face to be both sensual and faintly creepy.
The person who bought it was kind enough to send me a better photo than the ones I had, since I wanted to post the whole series and not just the ones I had left.
Catty, approx. 12″ long cast bronze, sold.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
I thought I’d shake up the week a little and post my bronze early, this time a single figure who can be interpreted as taking care of herself, or covering up against prying eyes. Or perhaps a bit of both, who knows.
She can be posed quite modestly if her back is to the audience, like this:
Or she can be quite wanton when posed differently yet:
Like so many things in life, it’s all about your perspective.
Self Sufficient, cast bronze approx. 4.5″w x 5.5″d x 4.5″h, $699 with free shipping.
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