Her PRETTY FACE!!! Not exactly Grecian...more Country French Farm Girl, oui?
I like the results, I tamed the intense white of the gesso with an application of dark wax. It aged it a bit, toned it down and really added to the overall detail. Waxing also gave the bust a soft sheen, gesso tends to be flat looking. And I achieved a more creamier white, which I prefer.
When ever I buy a piece that features a face, that's what has to draw me in first. But, quite truthfully it's the braid in the hair that attracted me to this piece. Along with a pretty face!
I've had this pretty lady statue for several years (she's normally in the house but went out for a special photo shoot, she looks really great outdoors in all that natural light - even with her broken neck (found her that way when I was out junking). I've been tempted to tie a scrap of silk or lace around her neck to hide the traumatic injury!!! She's also resin, but fairly heavy, and tall at 15".
And again she has that Country French farmhouse girl look, oui? I'm thinking she should go under the brush also - what do you think?
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