After restoring the
Infant of Prague
I was asked to make some alterations
to a large wall crucifix
that hangs in a dark corner.
This is it hanging on my white wall.
It's a lovely piece
but with a dark oak cross
and a bronze finish figure
it's pretty much invisible
where it hangs in the church.
The figure itself is beautifully modelled
with a lovely faux bronze patina.
I know this because I've had to restore this figure before
when he lost a thumb and some fingers,
and I had to match the paint finish.
I'm going to try to make him look like
a traditional carved and painted figure
as I don't think St Mary's has one.
It's a modern-ish building and most of the
figures have a Mid-Century feel.
This is the first coat.
Sidestepping the loaded argument about
I've gone for a colour that's
light enough to be seen in a dark corner
and will provide a contrast to the dark hair
and not be pink.
I'm not painting Jesus Piano Baby pink!
He really is beautifully sculpted
and the lighter colour shows the detail.
I hope to have him finished
and back in place by
I do feel privileged that
the church trusts me with its
valuable and sacred figures.
In other news,
Have some pictures!
Feathers and lace.
Steam GPS compass.
Fully functioning antennae.
The veil can either be tucked up,
or pulled under the chin for a riding hat effect.
Here she is
reading her notes.
I hope Spring has finally come to wherever you are.
Unless you're Antipodean,
I hope you're having a wonderful Autumn.