Cleaning out my studio allowed me to rediscover an old painted background and a cast figure. Since the figure was cast with Creative Paperclay® I thought it was a perfect start to a project. I have always love the odalisque or reclining figures you see in Baroque art. They made lying around look good. I think a contemporary reclining figure would be on a couch watching TV. Not quite the same.
First I used a small wad of paper clay to attach the figure to the background. Next I added a pillow and a snake-like ribbon.The
story was finished with clouds, small cast flowers and a moon. Detail
was added to the pillow and all the clay edges were smoothed with a
little water on my finger. When it dried I filed some rough areas with Sand-Its.
After this picture was taken, I added one more cloud.
I decided it needed some small details so I used dimensional paint. What a difference it made.
I finished it off with a stain, some platinum rub and a little silver leaf.
Dream in Color,
Darlene Olivia McElroy