Thursday, August 19, 2010

Halloween Hand Sculpted Gourds

I have been having a great time sculpting on some gourds, I haven't sculpted in years so it was great to get back into it, I will be doing a lot more!
In my last post I showed you a picture of my witch in progress. Her she is all painted and ready to go!
Here is a close up of her face, doesn't she have a great mouth!

I added a piece of vintage jewerly for a buckle on her hat band.

She is sitting on a old candle stick I painted. Around her neck is some tea stained cheese cloth and another piece of vintage jewerly. I painted a little wood sign with "The Witch Is In" and attached another piece of vintage jewerly which makes a total of three pieces on her.
She will be going up to my Green River Wy. show in the morning.

I sculpted 9 different gourds into some great pumpkin's, here's one of them. I put him in an old bread pan I painted black. There is a electric candle, a skelton and some fall leaves in the bread pan. Around the pumpkin stem is more fall leaves, a raffia bow and a small piece of vintage jewerly.
These will also be in Green River.
I will post pictures of my booth on Monday, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Items Painted....

This is a great vintage large boiler pan that I painted a Goose, Fly Pole and Fishing Creel on. I found this great vintage pan at the swapmeet, based in in ivory, added a light speckling of brown before painted the sceen on it. This will be the River Arts Festival in Green River Wy. Aug. 20 and 21st.
I also found these two wood paddles that I painted to match the boiler pan. I have attached a hanger on the back so you can hang these on your wall.

This is the beginning of a great Halloween witch. I am sculping her face using paper clay on a real gourd. I have her almost done and will post the finished pictures in the next day or two. I have been doing a variety of gourds for Halloween, they will all be in Green River so come on up and take a look!