Meanwhile, other art projects go on …

Just been packing up a commission to go to Denmark – a tiger which I started before the kennel and finished recently. I’m trying to think of a name for him. The first tiger I made was called Buddy because he contained several Jenga bricks advertising Budweiser…I’m also working (slowly!) on a version of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers for the TRAIL exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey in November – it’s an ongoing project that I’m gradually adding to as I find appropriate materials.

But most pressing is a commission portrait of Audrey Hepburn – currently not going too well. Problems:

  1. My supply of flesh tones are limited and I’m waiting to find some more natural colours. Wooden beads tend to have more subtlety than plastic and fade to lovely shades.
  2. The client has asked for humour using quirky materials – its a delicate balance to keep Audrey beautiful yet witty
  3. The picture includes Audrey’s hands and the cat – subsequently her actual face is smaller than how I’m used to working so the component materials need to be scaled down accordingly. Difficult to not end up using just beads…(boring)…

I will persevere…

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5 Responses to Meanwhile, other art projects go on …

  1. Jane says:

    How large is this? I think I have to try things bigger which would make things easier. Love this “tigger”!

    • janeperkins says:

      Hi Jane
      This tiger is 80cm x 80cm. Good name!
      Hope all well with you
      Jane x

      • Jane says:

        Tigger is from Winnie the Pooh! Good size! Not humongous and not too small, but larger than I’ve tried. I’m starting one of Obama that is larger than I’ve done before and have never done a person. Fingers crossed!

  2. Loren says:

    The tiger is wonderful, makes me think of Shere Khan from The Jungle Book. What did you use for his eyes?

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