1st December 2010
Loosely roughing out forms
2nd December 2010
Developing detail, focusing on the mane and face. Paws are very tricky.
Liking the deranged expression.
Focusing on axe detail and flow of the mane
The Strawberry Flower crown and musculature
Cleaning up, undercutting and concentrating on catching light and shadow when lit from above
And here are the other two!
And here they are after I have installed them above the main entrance at Strawberry Hill in Twickenham.
I have removed and cleaned these delicate Medieval Alabaster panels, they are the consistency of soap.
No water can be applied when cleaning as Alabaster breaks down into Gypsum. when in contact with water.
They were moved from their original positions in the 19th century, the walls of Strawberry Hill were x-rayed to find their original 18th century niches.
I will re-install them in their proper place at a later date, when they will be distempered.