Monday, January 21, 2013

It might be finished.

I finished about half an hour ago.  Now I know it's a not my usual style, but it was great fun to do, and for a worthwhile cause.

So, now that's the Chairitable Event, at Chandler Center for the Arts, March 15, at about 6 p.m., I think.  

There will be food, music, wine tasting, and 50 chairs and tables to be auctioned to help fund children's art programs in the City of Chandler.

Do you see anything that needs fixing?


Ta Da!!!

Remember those cups I did last month?  And I was going to show you the results, along with the bowls.

See below!  I'm really happy with the results.  They turned out exactly as I wanted them to.  And as any potter knows, that doesn't happen all that often.  

What do you think?


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I think the back is done...

So, whaddya think?  

I have a couple of whoops spots to clean up, but I think I'm ready to move on to getting the cushion and fabric done.

Then I'll step back and assess what needs to be done to the legs and back.


Monday, January 14, 2013

Doesn't look like a big change...

So it doesn't look like I did a lot, but I did do some:

Sanded the build up around finials.
Repainted the base color around finials.
Filled in the diamonds.
Added some glitter spots on either side of diamonds.  (You have to look at it close up to see them)
Started working more on animal figures. 

Question:  Should I do a matching orange guy on the other side or do it a different color?

Friday, January 11, 2013

Next layer

After I finished the chair I decided to lay in the background for the animals.  I used a black background to make the colors of the animals stand out more.  I may rethink that later.

I put the finials on to test, and decided I needed more wood putty.  Sanded area, glued finials, added more wood putty.

This weekend I'll sand again, repaint the purple and start working on the designs again.  It's a process, right?

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Base Coat

So after a week of work, here is the chair with the base coat on it.  I painted the inside of the back area with the darker purple that is in the fabric, and the chair surface in the lighter color.  

I built up the top of the corners in the back with wood putty to support two ceramic finials I made in the studio.  

Going to have to go back and sand them down and repaint, because they didn't sand down as smoothly as necessary.

After that, it's on to the fun part, painting on the critters.


Monday, January 7, 2013

Starting my chair

This week I started on my chair for the Chairitable Event to be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts on March 15.  

There are 50 chairs and tables that have been given to local artists to embellish and contribute toward an auction.  Proceeds will benefit Children's and other art programs in the City.  

Below is a piece of fabric I'm basing my design theme on.  It is Guatamalan, and I love it!

Tomorrow you'll see the base coat on the chair.