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STATUS: The studio will be closed Wednesday evening for a model dinner and will be closed for a rain day on Thursday. Our next open day will be Friday both day and night.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

WEBSITE: The Wildwood Enchanted series now has new art posted in the Garden of Aphrodite. It is the first post beneath this update. There is also a new entry in author Richard Alan Scott's Labyrinth Journal. at: Labyrinth Journal Richard Alan Scott (post will be appear beneath this message after clicking link)

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Twitter: @GreyCrossStudio
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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Image of the Day - Bedlam 2.0

Its funny how the subconscious can pick up details before the conscious ever does. Last night I set the orbs in place on the Bedlam sculpture. It had been resting on its side so I had no clear idea of how it would look until it was raised back up. 

Instantly something looked off to me. I thought it was the orbs at first, but the more I looked at it the more I liked the orbs and suddenly felt like the sculpture itself sucked. It hadn't prior to adding the orbs but it sure looked off after.

I brooded about it all day. I'd come in and stare at it for a few minutes then go off in disgust. Then this evening it hit me. It wasn't the orbs, or the wood. It was the color being used. I'd applied a base of gold with a vague copper limning of the wood. Basically what my subconscious had picked up on was that the orbs were now much more tremendous looking than the rest of the sculpture.

I knew instantly that the color had to change in a very subtle way. The whole sculpture needed to be brought into sync with the orbs. So I composed a pallet of 7 metallic colors that most resembled the colors in the orbs and set off to blend all 7 together and repaint the whole structure. 

The results surpassed my expectations. The photo above doesn't do it nearly enough justice. The blending of the 7 colors created stunning glow that makes the sculpture almost look like its on fire in the right light. 

Sometimes its necessary to redo areas that don't look right. If we trust our instincts they will almost always steer us in the right direction to create the best art possible. 

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