That’s how long it took Maggie to create the Boulangerie work to her liking.
It was actually one of her easier projects, she explains, even with the extra touches she added, like the fine detail work on the bicycle spokes.
“All in all, I’m quite satisfied with it,” she says.
After putting it all together, she applied a water-based gloss glaze over the whole piece.
“The glaze protects it from discolouring,” she says.
Then she applied a diamond glaze to the metal parts of the bicycle, which makes them look more metallic, she says. In other works, she uses the diamond glaze on the eyes of her subjects and other things she feels need to stand out.
She opted to go with a regular wood frame as opposed to a box frame with glass because she felt the latter would not highlight the work as well.
What about dust, I asked her.
“I’ve never had a problem with dust on any of my works,” Maggie says. “But if it became a problem, I would use a small paint brush to clean it. But the gloss glaze seems to keep the dust off.”
Before Maggie began the Boulangerie, she was working on another project that is much more detailed, as you can see by the picture below.
But she will be starting another project that we’ll document here. Plus we’ll show off some her other finished works and talk more about the creative process.
Nice work, I love the look of the “work in progress” piece.
Keep it up!
Hope some can be exhibited post covid!