Friday, August 29, 2014

Painting my cow. Also Art Focus

I was mentioned in Art Focus September/October 2014. I thought I would post that here. :)

Also I thought I might as well post progress shots of the resin cow head. I started painting it to see how it would turn out.

I first used a white spray primer.
Then I air brushed brown and black acrylic to get into the lines.
Then I started painting with oils. Not sure if you are supposed to paint on Resin with oil but I figured I primed it and painted with acrylic, it was worth a shot.

Here are some photographs of my first oil layer. I plan to do at least one more layer of paint if this layer ever dries.  If this piece turns out I may do a series of them... more plans to follow.
Regardless I plan to cast some wax cows tonight or this weekend.
Before paint

with first layer of oil

first layer of oil

First layer of oil

First layer of oil


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cow Head Progress

I got my mold completely finished and tested for my second round of larger cow heads. (larger than faux bovinae and meant to replace that piece)

The mold is made of Smooth On "Stroke" brush on silicone. The mother mold is plastipaste in three parts. I started this piece before the summer and finally got around to finishing the mother mold. It holds together fairly well. I was able to test the mold today using a decent amount of Smooth-On Smooth Cast 300 White Urethane Resin.  I made the mistake of trying to add more resin to the piece once the original resin had cured and got a bit of overlap. I went over the overlap with a rotary tool and was able to do some touch ups to get the piece closer to normal again.

I plan to cast a few wax ones Thursday and Friday for a melting piece. I might paint the resin one for fun and mount it as well.

Inside out cow head. The is the view inside the silicone mold
Resin next to clay

some demel work started

Resin Cow. Moo.
From Another Angle. My hand in there for size. Some Dremel work started.
Still a bit dirty from in the mold. Once touch ups are done it will be primed
and painted.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cow then and now

Here is my final post of this painting for a couple months. Time to work on other stuff.

There is sunlight coming through on the left side window so the colors are a tiny bit off in this but it is close.


Friday, August 22, 2014

Light Switch Cover

I decided it was time for a change of pace and so I did a quick 2 day project. It was a lot of fun!

I made kitty light switch covers!! I thought they would be fun gifts for my cat loving friends.

Took some chevant clay and sculpted the design over switch plate

brush on silicone mold

Mother mold of plasti paste

After the mold is done

Filling with resin

Example of the finished wall piece.

The next thing I would like to do is prime and paint a few to see how that looks