Monday, May 18, 2009

Just one more...

And yet another UFO becomes a Finished Project, thanks to these fun fun FUN wings! This fantasy horse began its life as a little Breyer model unicorn. Lydia collects Breyer figures - she has several of this kind, so she gave me one to play with. He's been sitting on my work table covered with gesso and ready to go for months, but I was never inspired to get going on him until I thought of giving him wings.


I wanted him to be more purple, but I stopped here because I had achieved a subtle shading from pearl white to blue to purple to gold that really pleased me. If you click on the photo to bring it up to full size you can see the color shifts better - he really does look magical.

Hmmmm... now that I get a good look at his portrait, I think next time I work with film that pale for wings I will use lighter color wire. The purple wire I used for these is kind of overpowering.


The horse on the left in this photo is exactly the same as how the repainted one started out. Quite the change, eh?

OK, now that I've had some good fun with these wings I really need to get back to work on my dragon eggs. The month is wearing on.

15 comments:

Serena said...

Great job, Judi....he definitely has a magical, mystical feel to him ~ :)

Karen Becker said...

Geez Judi, just amazing! I bet Lydia is thrilled!
Karen

MaryO said...

With the wings, he certainly is magical....great touch! You are just having TOO much fun, Judi! I love seeing what you're doing.

Sprite said...

It's terrific Judi! Those wings are perfect for him, I don't think the wire is too dark at all, It looks like an extension of the body. :)

Hugs
Sprite

BumbleVee said...

the dark wire works perfectly with the colours you used on him.... what a marvelous idea to give him wings!

Linda Fleming said...

Wow! What a transformation. He looks terrific and I'm sure Lydia is over the moon. Your girls are so lucky to have such an amazing artist for their mother.

Judi W. said...

He came out great! Better than the original by far!

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh my he is magical and awesome. I simpley love your wings.

Carla said...

I love it. He's gorgeous. The wire gives the wings definition.

Michelle Eaton said...

I love the wings. They certainly set him off just lovely.

Bear said...

oh Judi
hes beautiful I adore Unicorns and this is so wonderfully been brought to life- oh Judi beautiful!!! Does Lydia Like - If not you know the solution dont cha?? Send her down here I will love forever!!
love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxox

Jennifer Rose said...

wow!this is just gorgeous! :D

Kerry said...

Really like this judi, he is very magical looking! Great job I love the wings!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Judi,

What an amazing piece!

Hugs

Sandy said...

Wow, beautiful...I love it.