Bringing this one to life was a fairly simple process (by my standards anyway). Where we left off-
After gluing the layer of river gravel on I left this sculpture to sit and cure for a couple months.
Next I painted the underside with a layer of Violet Oxide. The upper surface was coated with a mixture of Titanium Buff and Violet Oxide- creating a warm, pinkish gray base to work from.
Then I applied a couple glazes of Titanium White and Titanium Buff mixed with matte medium-
I was going for an effect similar to a whelk shell sitting on (one) of my inspiration shelves-
The crusty looking texture is similar as are the colors- the sculpture being slightly cooler in tone- like one of our locals hills seen from a distance after a light snow.
Now to let the skin of paint dry and this piece will be ready for some varnish- a nice matte varnish I think 🤔