Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Michael Miniatures George I Bust - Post #4

There is always a place on any project where you start to feel like you are over the hump but the reality is that details take longer than large areas of color. It may look OK now but it will need lots of work on shadows, highlights and details before it is truly complete. I gave the garter details and jewels a wash of burnt umber to draw out the details (kind of like an outline). The base color for the Red velvet consists of a mixture of Cadmium Lake Deep, Cadmium Reed Extra Deep and a touch of Lamp Black, all old Liquitex Oil Colors. Once dry I will complete the shadows with black glazes and highlight with Cadmium Red Deep. The face was completed in the usual way as described in previous postings. My next step will be to paint the hair and begin working the whites.


  1. Very nice...... congratulations... very, very, nice.....

  2. Thanks guys, I'm glad you all are happy with the way things are going. I'm especially happy that you are watching and approving Aaron. One always wonders how the sculptor will feel about a paintjob. Your busts are really nice and a joy to paint.

  3. Thanks Jim, I love seeing my busts painted, it really brings them to life. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

  4. Hey Jim,

    Looks very nice. Glad to see you are so prolific again in painting.