Tourmaline by MelDavies

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One of my sculptural artworks from about 5 years ago. This one stands about 30cm high.

I use metallic acrylic paint, glue, beads, modelling compounds, impasto gels, gloss varnish……. anything with texture to give a new life to an old vase. Well actually I’m making a new vase look old………???.
I love the organic, grungy look, yet also the nice lines of the vase. I have a range of about 20 of these works that I did over a 2 year period. The originals are for sale if anyone likes them.

I’m loading this one as I’m using it as the basis for another piece of art I’m working one, which I will post when finished.


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  • prettybird
    prettybirdover 4 years ago

    Very nice xxxxxxxxxx

  • Cheers Carlotta

    – MelDavies

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 4 years ago

    gorgeous Mel love the metallics xx

  • Yeah I love metallics too, nearly all the art hanging in my house has been done with metamellics (lol).

    – MelDavies

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekover 4 years ago

    Tell me more! Tell me more!! I love it!!

  • What would you like to know Steph. I’ve got a picture with about 20 of these at a little exhibition I had, I’ll post it on RB. I’ve sold about 6 of them, for about $50.00 each. It wasn’t much, but it covered the cost and some of my time. They take about 4-5 hours to make over a period of days. They got lots of ooohs and aaahs at the exhibition. Cheers.

    – MelDavies

  • orchidrain
    orchidrainover 4 years ago

    Wow this is gorgeous! Very art nouvau with the organic style :)

  • I love making these, but what a mess. My hubby likes me doing coloured pencil or ink or digital, because I make the most mess when I’m creating, we have paint all over the furniture, all over my clothes, even in bed (lol).

    – MelDavies

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago

    Very cool sculpture! Love it!

  • Thanks Kim, I really enjoyed doing these, I love finding some old vase etc that is perhaps broken or just old and worn and then giving it a new lease on life. Cheers.

    – MelDavies

  • orchidrain
    orchidrainover 4 years ago

    haha sounds fun! Anyone would definatley know your an artist by seeing you then haha

  • Thanks heaps Briarlee, appreciate your comments.

    – MelDavies

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