Saturday, July 19, 2008

Starlight With His Stripes

No more stripes for a while...they started to get optical on me as I was painting them so I guess that is a sign to stay away from them on the next few figures. You know, it is one thing to paint the lines on a figure in a painting on canvas, but it is a whole other beast to paint them on sculpture. I have got to be crazy!!! The results are below...this is Starlight, Starbrites fraternal twin.

Full standing figure on a papier mache box. Figure stands 10.5" tall (see him below in white) and is my second paperclay figure I have sculpted.

Close up of the figure

Back of the figure shows his crossing suspenders holding up his striped slacks.

Close up of the painted paperclay vintage style ornament.

Close up of Starlight's smile and details of his collar and hat. Poor kid really has an exaggerated nose on him, but that is part of his charm!!
On to the next piece now...I think it is time to get back to some pumpkin figures with quirky brows and smiles. Have a great weekend!!


Mica said...

your work is wonderful!!! The paintings look 3-D. I am visiting via Vintage Star. Love your blog and added you to my feeds. Have a great weekend.


sheila said...

So Cute! I bet those stripes did get "optical" on you. Both elves are super!

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Holy Cow, you've been busy!

Love the new figures!


Designs by CK said...

FUN stripes & trust me I know how hard they are to do on 3-D items!

Hope you are having a great weekend.

Spooky Hugs,
Chris :-)

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Hey Laurie,
LOVE the new elves!!!


Suzan Buckner said...

WOW..I didn't realize you did this kind of stuff TOO!! FABULOUS!!!

Thank you for telling me what you thought of the naive folk art paintings! I appreciate you taking the time to look.


Carolee said...

He's just wonderful!! Your work always makes me smile! :)

~ Carolee

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

He's Awesome Laurie! Love the Elves to :)

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Your new holiday pieces are TERRIFIC!!!!

Huckleberry Arts said...

woo hoo look at the christmas!
Loving everything love the mouse above too!