Both wings have been successfully attached.
Lots of finishing to be done before the owl is ready to go to the foundry to be cast, but the body and wing shape is now complete.
I now concentrate on sculpting the talons.
The talons are attached to the body. I’m pleased with my work so far…
The Barn Owl is now ready to go to the foundry for casting. A basic spray colour is added at this stage to give Andrew a good idea of how the sculpture will look.
At the foundry now, the Owl is cast in bronze. It still has the original gold colour at this stage.
Back in the workshop with the patination now complete, beeswax polish is yet to be applied to the sculpture.
The Sculpture is now complete (with its seven layers of polish) and has been professionally photographed to show it off in its full glory.
Another angle of the completed piece.