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Clay Halloween Sculptures

 

Hello Friends!

The last couple of weeks I have been watching two seasonal shows. One isΒ  called Halloween Wars. The other is called Haunted Gingerbread Showdown.

It was pretty fun to see how bakers built huge sculptured Halloween-themed scenes with baked goods, candy, and anything else food related. But on Haunted Gingerbread Showdown they had to sculpt gingerbread combined with other various ingredients to create large Halloween-themed scenes.

So this inspired me to get out my clay and play! I wanted to form some Halloween themed figures and use my largest googly eyes for fun, too.

As I hope you can see, there is a ghost, a spider, a pumpkin and a bat. The bat was the hardest to create because I didn’t try to mount or elevate it to make it look like it was flying.

Lastly, though, I had to smush them all down again so they wouldn’t dry out. This is not the type of clay that needs firing. It will harden but I don’tΒ  want it to. But if it does, I can put it in a plastc bag with some water and it gets soft again.

I find that the fun thing about clay is that it’s easy to use…easy to clean up…and I don’t have to find somewhere to store the sculptures! So it’s great. It takes me back to the days when the kids and I used to play with Playdough for hours. That was also my favorite part of teaching preschool years ago.

I am hoping that in October at least a couple of the instructors in Let’sFaceIt2020 will do Halloween-themed portraits! But even if they don’t, I might!

Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜€

 

Dryad Clay Sculpture

Front view

Back view

 

Hello Friends!

This week for Week #29 of Let’sFaceIt2020 Christine Romero showed us how to mold a figure out of clay. I happened to have just enough clay to mold a DRYAD!

Forming her arms and hands and branches was difficult. This was quite challenging but really fun! I enjoyed the process of sculpting. Eventually, I want to get more clay in a neutral color like Christine used and get some sculpting tools.

Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ˜€

 

 

Clay Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Hello everyone! I have been pretty busy lately with daily traveling to town for my daughter’s classes and my going to the gym! So although I am staying in shape, it is hard to fit time in for doing my artwork! But last week I was able to form this Hawksbill sea turtle. I didn’t put the detail on it until this morning, though.

I have decided that this is a clay work of the watercolor painting I did of “Shelley, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle!”

I have another clay work I did before this that will be coming and an acrylic painting that is different from anything else I’ve done! I hope you enjoy them.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug. πŸ™‚

Overview
Hawksbill overview

Front View
Hawksbill front view

Back View
Hawksbill back view

Head close-up
Hawksbill close-up

Close-up Profile
Hawksbill Profile

“Sunburst” patterned shell
Hawksbill Shell sunburst feature

Witchy Clay Work

Here’s a Halloween treat! I did this at the same time that I did all my other first clay works, but thought it was more appropriate for today! It has been hard to save it for now! I like this one a lot.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween! Give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

Wicked Witch 1

Clay Tortoise

Hello everyone. I haven’t drawn very many tortoises, but I sort of figured out how to make one! I have a little one sitting on my desk that I tried to copy.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

Tortoise 3

Tortoise 2

Tortoise 1

Clay Elephant

Hello everyone! Here’s another little clay creation. I made this elephant for my daughter.

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

Elephant 3

Elephant 2

Elephant 1

Clay Sea Turtle

Hello everyone! I recently purchased some green tinted soft clay! It is not the kind I would put in a kiln, though. I wanted clay I could use over if I need to instead of buying more. It has been a really fun thing to do! This is my first peice. Of course it had to be a SEA TURTLE!! It appears he swam into some flowers!

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

Sea Turtle Bird's Eye View

Sea Turtle Close-up

Sea Turtle close-up 2

Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers – Watercolor

“Those slippers will never come off…as long as you’re alive. But that’s not what’s worrying me. It’s how to do it. These things must be done delicately or you’ll hurt the spell.” the wicked witch says. Hello everyone. Just wanted to share my latest painting. It’s definitely NOT a ballerina. I may or may not be done with those for awhile. I have another project lined up to work on today.

I just bought this tube of Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow) watercolor paint a couple of weeks ago. I had to get it online, because our local art store doesn’t carry it. I have been reading about it in books so I just had to get some. Then I was feeling anxious to use it! I had a print out of this scene from “The Wizard of Oz” lying around as one of my projects to do. I experimented with the yellow and decided it was perfect for the shock sparks.

The slippers were a real challenge and her legs. All in all, it was a lot of fun to do.

Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

And…a little closer…….

Dorthy's Ruby Slippers Close-up

Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! πŸ™‚

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