Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    CLUMBOY   20,557
SparkPoints
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
 
 

slate pics


Friday, February 28, 2014

hi everyone--janet asked for some pics of the slates I am working on--here are some--the pics are kind of blurry but you get the idea.
first--this is my worktable and the slate I am starting on. I use photos as reference esp. to help with the eye placement and the beak--two very critical things in making a bird look correct.

this is a roof slate from a batch that Marianne gave me. the shape is different from what I usually work on, so it led to a particular kind of composition:

the chickadee in this pic is a slate I started on last fall and haven't got around to finishing yet.
here is a tryptich--this will be framed with copper pipe. I want to get at least one more of these done before spring. I have a hummingbird framed and hanging over in the little house already.

and last are two others that are completed, just waiting for a coat of sealer.
I have an old orange piano in my work room, and the finished slates go on there until they are coated and wired and hung--I use either copper wire or leather straps to hang them with.
SHARE

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JANET552 3/2/2014 11:49AM

    Wow!! I love your work. You are very talented!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TERRACOTTAGE 3/1/2014 8:27AM

    I love these! You are so talented! Also enjoyed your garden pics too. emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIVEDAILY 3/1/2014 4:35AM

    emoticon SO pretty!! I especially like the cardinal one. I heard cardinals singing yesterday morning...probably sharing info about where to find food, since there is still snow on the ground here and more is expected. Love the slates!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEXIE63 2/28/2014 6:46PM

    Gorgeous! Do you sell these?

Report Inappropriate Comment
MSLADYBUG3 2/28/2014 6:35PM

    Very pretty.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NEWJEANSDAY 2/28/2014 4:31PM

    love them! :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 2/28/2014 3:48PM

    Beautiful!

Report Inappropriate Comment
ADARKARA 2/28/2014 12:09PM

    Wow, I love these! You are so talented! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by CLUMBOY