Friday, June 28, 2013
Thanks to Mildee Vetter, most of the plastering of the base scenery is complete. Once it is bone dry, we will apply plaster rock castings to the surface and blend them seamlessly into the existing landscape. Mildee attended a course with Jackson Pollock in one of her art schools she attended. She also studied fine art in Sweden and is one of the more creative artist's I know. Thanks Mildee!
Here are some progressive shots of the project so far. I love shots like these because they remind me of the work I put into it already. The next stage now is to match the rock patterns that the client wants. He has reference he will share with me on rock that is in Eastern Washington. Columnar basalt rock I believe, where the basalt crystalizes under extreme pressure and cooling and forms five sided columns that grow vertical side by side. They actually look like human made columns. You might want to look that up online to verify but I believe thats a good explanation.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Today I finished a few more areas of the layout with the plaster cloth application, tomorrow, I get the honor of working with Mildee Vetter on the scenery. She is a European trained Fine Artist and very creative much like her husband Chris Vetter.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
Sunday, June 16, 2013
I am updating the Thomas the Tank Engine site map for the Northwest Railway Museum. Each year they host a visit from Thomas the Tank Engine. Its always a sell out and the little town of Snoqualmie is packed for two weekends. Each year I update the site map for them.