Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Elijah's Raven...

Elijah's Raven... newspaper, brown grocery bags, foam-board,
wire, chip-board and masking tape... Lots of masking tape! 

Raven will carry a vintage photo, tucked in a pocket watch case,
for safe-keeping... of his travel companion.
(1. Kings 17:1-6)

Heavy modeling (molding) paste applied with a palette knife
 and some paper maché added loads of texture.

Katie wishes he'd remain "albino"... It's not going to happen! (wink)

Monday, February 17, 2020

Raven Finds a New Home!

"Raven" has found a new home... and what a story it is!

On Saturday, Katie and I dropped him off at the gallery for a show that opens next Friday. Then we stopped for a late lunch/"Valentine's Day" celebration.
Well, before we made it back home I had a FB post from Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts with his photo... stating that he'd sold... before they could even put him out on the gallery floor for the show. Crazy-Wonderful!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Raven... it is!

More chip board, black annealed wire and Osnaburg fabric!

The "raven" in him seems to be emerging!
Soft annealed wire "feathers" under beak and on each wing
help to better define this guy!

Gesso covers a multitude of mishaps!

Thank you for stopping by... Daryle

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Is it a CROW... or is it a RAVEN? I'm not quite sure! 
At this time... "craven" has a raven's beak but a crow's body mass.

Humble beginnings... recycled cotton insulation, paper towel tubing, 
a Styro-ball and some wire and masking tape.

a body and (big) beak emerges...

Paper clay talons and Osnaburg fabric 
for wrapping the toes and legs.

The best is yet to come...