Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Winston" Is Done, Now On To Little Squash Head

I finished "Winston" yesterday after painting his bucket, Easter egg, stockings and bunny slippers, and putting German glass glitter on his bow tie. Here he is amongst his works-in-progress buddies!!

Those silly slippers took me hours to paint, but "Winston" likes the look so isn't that really all that matters? After all, you can't name something like "Puff" and "Fluff", and not give them some detail and character.

I also decided to carry the circle motif from Winston's body onto the top border of his Easter bucket, and then painted a coordinating egg. I had some lovely Bethany Lowe tinsel that matched the German glass glitter on Winston's bow tie so I used it like Easter grass to give a cushion for the painted egg to be placed in. I think it all helps pull his look together.

"Winston" is now a happy little wabbit!!

Below, is a new little squash head I worked on last night. So much work yet to be done on him, but his head just clicked for me and that made me a very happy painter. He hasn't told me his name yet so I will have to introduce you at a later date.

We have sunshine today and we are suppose to be in the 40s so I am thrilled!! Off to the studio to go soak up some of that sunshine!

Have a great day!


Christine Edwards said...

Oh my gosh! I am in love! Winston is so adorable and his slippers are fantastic! Oh, I hope I can get Winston to come to my house (sigh). Love watching your WIPs come to life.

Liz Revit said...

Laurie, these pieces are fabulous. Winston is a charmer, and squash head is cute too.

Jackie said...

Yes, Vitamin D is good....we have sun too. Isn't funny when its 40 and we think its like a heat!! Your rabbit and squash friend is AMAZING!!! Have a fun day in the studio, I am off to finish making Kate's birthday present :)

William Bezek said...

Very sweet, and I am liking those vegetable heads too!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Winston is wonderful!.. and the detail on this squash guy looks even more intricate than usual! Super!! Deb

Evelyn said...

oh Winston is wonderful! Can he come live in my house? Please...

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thanks Christine!!! STJ a week from Friday!!

Thank you Liz!!! The group has lots of work to be done to it!!

Thanks for stopping by Jackie...are you sculpting something for her?

The veggie heads are hopefully going to GG, William. BTW, your Mad Hatter is wonderful!!!

Deb, the squash head didn't fight me last night and when I woke up this morning I didn't see too many mistakes. Hopefully the afternoon sculpt on his hands will give him more character!!

Evelyn, Glad you like Winston!!!

Off to sculpt anothe set of hands this evening.

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Oh what a grand ol' Easter Bunny Winston will make. I can just imagine the children's joy when he comes hoppin' down the bunny trail.

Lisa J said...

He's wonderful! I love all your items!

Lisa said...

Wow so cute, but I love the bunny slippers.


Len said...

I should be working but I am surfing some of the EHAG sites. I love the faces on your sculptures. I had better get back to work if I want my piece ready for the EHAG Emporium!