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“Garden Reverie” Bronze with Blue-Green Dress

“Garden Reverie” Bronze with Blue-Green Dress

My favorite patinas are usually ones that show the quality of the bronze metal in all it’s glowing glory.  Some sculptures look best with an opaque patina and some look great with a bronze patina.  I happen to favor Garden Reverie in bronze patina, with color on her dress and flower etc..

Details:

  • Pre-cast promotion is here.   She’s being offered in two different patinas. One is an bronze patina with color as seen below or the other option is an opaque monochrome patina
  • To view all work in progress posts for her, click here
  • ARC awards finalist in the Sculpture category for her. She was one of only 30 finalists in sculpture. I was in good company as a finalist with such well known sculptors as Angela De Le Vega and Philippe Faraut. :-)  http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/salon_winners.php?contest=2012-2013%20Salon&page=Sculpture
  • Grand Prize winner for AWA (American Women Artists) in Sculpture 2013 competition for Garden Reverie.
Front full view of Garden Reverie Sculpture in bronze with color.

Front full view of Garden Reverie Sculpture in bronze with color.

Side view of Garden Reverie showing her blue-green patterned dress.

Side view of Garden Reverie showing her blue-green
patterned dress.

 

The dress has patterns of teal blue, green, and some rust.  It is semi-translucent which allows the bronze to show through.  Her chair has a touch of burgundy tone in highlight areas.

 

Closeup view of face of bronze Garden Reverie.

Closeup view of face of bronze Garden Reverie.

 

Her hair is a lighter shade of bronze.  We decided not to add color to it but rather to take color away from it.  Her dress ties are rubbed back so that they stand out from her skin color.  The flower in her hair is burgundy red color with a pale yellow bronze center.

 

"Look into the window of my heart, this is what you'll find" note in bronze.

“Look into the window of my heart, this is what you’ll find” note
in bronze.

 

The bronze base is very beautiful (thanks to the wonderful patina artist, Bart, at Parks Bronze in Enterprise, Oregon) with a swirly rich brown pattern that resembles brown marble.  The pattern  goes well with the dress pattern.

Variegated patina colors on her dress.

Variegated patina colors on her dress.

And that’s the conclusion to this project but I will continue to post the remaining blog posts for my work in progress of her, including mold photos and foundry process pictures.

Thanks again for watching!! Now I’m free to work on my lady with the hat reading a book.  :-)  Just in time for sunny days to inspire me further.

Have a great day,

~Tamara

17 Responses to ““Garden Reverie” Bronze with Blue-Green Dress”

  1. Mitch mitton says:

    She is of corse beautiful and although I love work in its natural state, dry or leather hard clay or the white of plaster Your finished product is just the right combination of color and finish.

  2. Tamara Bonet says:

    I love sculpture in natural clay too. Thanks for you all your support Mitch. I really appreciate it. Having her name with “Garden” in it, I thought that green would be a fitting color for that theme.

  3. [...] Pre-cast promotion is here.   She’s being offered in two different patinas. One is an opaque monochrome patina as seen below or the other option is a bronze patina with color (see pics here). [...]

  4. [...] to my garden lady seemed like a great  thing to do.   (See finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos) At first I didn’t know how many flowers to add.  Should I have a variety of flowers or just [...]

  5. [...] (See Garden Reverie’s finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos) [...]

  6. [...] (See Garden Reverie’s finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos) [...]

  7. [...] Reverie’s work in progress blog posts are here.  (See Garden Reverie’s bronze photos) I’ll continue to add more steps showing her anatomy being refined on into molding, casting [...]

  8. [...] (See Garden Reverie’s finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos) [...]

  9. [...] (See Garden Reverie’s finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos) [...]

  10. Dear Tamara–

    I hesitate you offer you this suggestion because you are so talented and sensitive, but just because you are, with all goo will, I suggest you go to my foundation’s website, click on galleries and ponder the sculpture I have chosen to exhibit. When I (after my comment to you) learned you were with Quent Cordair, I was worried, for most of the work he represents is very commercial, but the detail in clay you showed us on LinkedIn did not reveal the pose, facial expression, and the colored patination;, hence my comment there to you. I offer you these thoughts with all due respect and best wishes and hope you are not offended; you are just too good for me not to comment privately my further thoughts to you.

    All best,
    Alexandra

  11. Tamara Bonet says:

    Dear Alexandra, Your thoughts are most valuable to me…. I will email you for further correspondence.
    ~Tamara

  12. Thank you for sending these very nice photo of the work that I sew in infancy. Is really lovely, the details are exquisite and elegant.Best wishes.

  13. Tamara Bonet says:

    Thank you Carla and I hope I can meet you one day in person. :-)

  14. [...] the seat cushion is next.  She’s almost finished!  (See finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos)  Chair back and chair legs will need to be fabricated at the [...]

  15. [...] The last step before molding is sculpting the base with flowers and note.   (See finished clay pics and promotion and bronze photos). [...]

  16. nga smith says:

    Hi Tamara: Garden Reverie is magnificent. I hope to see her in my dream tonight. If I ordered one that is like that, standing up with arms in such position that I can change her clothes and with layaway plan, how much:
    1-will the price be?
    2-how much down?
    3-how much is monthly payment?
    Thank you.
    nga

  17. Tamara says:

    Hi Nga, Thank you! I sent you an email with the information you requested.
    ~Tamara

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