Saturday 14 November 2020

Jean Leon-Gerome The Snake Charmer

I’ve just decided to refurbish this piece based a well-known Jean L. Gerome painting titled The Snake Charmer. The scene comprises a nice oriental set obtained from Braune and with a few Wilken figures added. 

So here's the piece as it was hanging on the wall before I started the refurbishment. 

I had made this about 10 years ago. The sides were simply painted black. In retrospect, I think it would probably look better if I added mirrors to the sides to create an impression of a large interior. Mirrors cut to the right size are a little tricky so I have opted for silvered mirror paper which are easier to handle. The scene was missing a white turbaned boy in a blue gown sitting in front.

I carefully prised open the box from the frame. Then I cut two side shiny card pieces to fit onto the edges. 


I sculpted the sitting boy figure to add to the scene. 


Finally, I've completed this. The figures and parts were reassembled and I added a thin cutout frame to mask off the edges. The glass sides certainly make the scene roomier and brighter. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Updating This Blog

I am currently enlarging all the pics and revising the texts for all the posts. I hope this makes your visit more enjoyable.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Hannibal Crossing the Rhone

This magnificent set was obtained from Schmiddtiel, now not available. I have had it for a few years  and I intend to paint it now. The figures were spray-painted in matt grey and mounted on a wooden base for temporary display.

Monday 19 June 2017

Middle East camels

Took out some odd pieces to start doodling on them. These comprise Kilia and GO Intl figures.

Ulundi Finished

Finished this piece and mounted it on black velvet.