Sailboat Saga – Sun & Moon

Sun sculpture for sailboatLast week I started to work on the sun and the moon sculptures for my sailboat piece. First I cut out some styrofoam into circles. For the sun piece I worked on cutting out cardboard triangles to attach to the styrofoam for the sun’s rays. And then I drew out a face on the sun with a permanent marker and did the same for the moon. After I drew on each piece, I worked on forming/shaping the features for the face. On the sun piece, I used either wires or aluminum foil to shape the eyes, nose, cheeks and mouth.

Sun sculpture for sailboatOn the moon piece, I sculpted the foam itself and only used a bit of foil to form the tip of the nose. It’s been a nice change of pace to work on the sun and the moon sculptures after working on the more “exacting” details of the children sculptures. Plus, I have always been completely captivated by the “man in the moon” image, so it has been one of my favorite pieces to work on.

Man in the moonAs the sun sets and the moon glows at night, so I continue my sailboat saga. The work on the children sculptures is ongoing along with the other pieces. This week I should be embarking on a “painting the actual sailboat” voyage, which I’ve been highly anticipating. Stay tuned for more updates as the days progress. Until then, enjoy your own voyage. Talk to you soon! And don’t forget to click on any of the images below to catch up on other “work-in-progress” updates for my Sailboat Saga!

Sailboat "Before"

Sculpted face and sketch for boy sculpture

Children Sculptures

Detail of hair for sailor girl sculpture

Creating the hair

About christine

A watercolor and sculpture artist and avid crafter/designer. Working creatively with my hands is what gives me joy and contentment and makes me want to get up in the morning.
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2 Responses to Sailboat Saga – Sun & Moon

  1. Caroline says:

    This is looking so wonderful and fanciful! And you’re still in the beginning stages . . . I can only imagine what the final piece will look like and I believe that you will even exceed that expectation! Keep up the good (and I know hard) work!

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