This is one of the pieces I have available at the Wickford Art Association during the Small Works show.
I actually sculpted it a couple years ago but didn’t like the original finish. I had used mica powders on black clay – trying for a moon lit look.
Usually I love the effect of mica powders but in this case, it just scattered the light off the surface too much and the details of the sculpture were lost. But I still loved the form of the dolphin so I wanted to rework it.
This time around, I tried out the Swellegant* metal paints (brass) and darkening patina. I think it works much better this time around, and I’m looking forward to trying the patinas on future work.
* Note – Link is to Amazon and I get a small percentage if you buy it from them.