WatercoloursPosted by Elizabeth Mon, February 23, 2015 20:16:44
Up to now I've enjoyed painting birds and my attempt at sculpture was something new. Here are some of the bird paintings I've done over the past couple of years....
SculpturesPosted by Elizabeth Mon, February 23, 2015 16:15:57
This is one thing I WON'T be doing again...
We have a lovely 31 year old "France3" 2CV and it is our pride and joy. In a moment of madness I decided to create one for Colin as a little something to put with his christmas present.
I tried to do it in secret, which meant grasping at every opportunity to do a little more whenever he went out of the house. I had to allow time to clear up all the dust created in the process, too, so all in all it was a rushed job with nothing more than a postcard as a model.
Here it is..
As I said..... NEVER again!!
SculpturesPosted by Elizabeth Mon, February 23, 2015 15:50:33
I set myself the task of sculpting a bird out of the same stone I use for my owls; tuffeau. This is a local limestone and is particularly good for beginners like me as it is soft and therefore easy to work.
I quite like the result!
He measures 11cm tall but is relatively heavy (586g). I will have a go at making a lighter one which would be more practical for postage.
Watch this space!
SculpturesPosted by Elizabeth Mon, February 23, 2015 15:45:31
After having a break from sculpting due to eye surgery I've now taken up the chisels again!
What a pleasure it is to be able to get back to it. My collection of owls has been growing by the day...
The smallest one stands approximately 8cm tall and is a real cutie..
Standing next to him on the first photo is this fellow, at 11cm tall..
And here's one of the two of them together!
These are probably the most popular ones for sale as the larger ones become expensive for postage.
The smaller of the two is £12 and the next size up is £14. I'm happy to make others to order, if at all possible.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions or requests. Thank you!
Textile artsPosted by Elizabeth Mon, November 24, 2014 19:00:22
I have been using some of my paintings of robins, done in differing styles, and putting the images onto transfer paper..
These can then be put onto fabric and used in a variety of ways but to begin with I've made some Christmas napkins...
These are some I've done today..
I'm making some to sell so if you are looking for a Christmas gift that is easy to wrap and lightweight to post, here are the details:
Each napkin is made of fine cotton with a delicate stripe in the weave and measures approximately 17" square.
They can be washed at 30C and ironed on the wrong side.
Set of 4 napkins = £15
For other quantities, please ask. I'm happy to do my best to oblige!
SculpturesPosted by Elizabeth Tue, October 21, 2014 15:35:52
After a visit to the Marche Medieval at Chinon ealier this year and also a look around the workshop of a stone carver in Chauvigny, I was inspired to have a go at basic stone carving. As the workshop in Chauvigny was full of owl carvings this seemed a perfect subject to start with.
I was lucky enough to be given some large pieces of Tuffeau, the local stone in these parts, which is very soft and therefore the perfect medium for a beginner.
Armed with a set of chisels which Colin bought for me, I set to work and these are some of my creations, made using some of the blocks of Tuffeau and the set of wood chisels show below...
Sadly, I won't be able to do any carving until the end of February as I'm in the process of having eye surgery and I can't risk the stone dust getting in my eyes.
HOWEVER...I will have owlsl to grace your home or garden, ready for sale as soon as I'm allowed to carve again. In the meantime I am happy to take orders and I anticipate the cost to be £15 to £20 depending on size. The ones I've done already are around 15cm tall.