I have a very hard time giving up on creations.
Here are three in process that I feel need help:
The doll on the left I wasn't happy with even though I had put stockinette over the sculpted head. So I decided to add another layer of clay and then painted her again. I like the sculpt much better, but I'm still not satisfied with the painting. The base coat I used for her skin was too dark and it was hard to glaze variations in. There are some bumps I can't sand out so will need to add more clay for smoothing around the shoulder plate and then will add stockinette on top of this sculpt and repaint. Burnt umber and burnt sienna and black in artist acrylics have a weird surface texture when they dry. I like paints to have a more matte appearance for folk art dolls.
The creation below was supposed to be for the Christmas Doll Shower we did in the Maida Dolls Group, but the paint was too thick and funky. I will either use this doll as a base for paperclay, over cloth or I will cover this head with stockinette and repaint.
This is what I'll be doing
after Christmas during winter break. :-)
For those of you who purchase my art,
now you know there may be
the spirit of two or three creations
inside the final result.
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