Next oil painting — Miracle Chicken

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How do you work this tender detail this small?  Always wonderful work …

Miracle chicken

I am trying to build up stock for the Chicago International (but RL seems to have other ideas….) and this is my latest oil painting. Tomorrow I am getting my knee operated on so wish me luck!

via Next oil painting — Miracle Chicken

Just a little more

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theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house facade nearing completion

Still grouting of brick ornamentation around small bedroom window to do and stucco all over the place to add

Not quite early posting for Christmas but close.  This poor laptop of mine is getting very poorly file maintenance wise and no longer responds eagerly to cleaning and sorting, so a nice refurbished tower computer is on its way.  The loading of that after the back up checks on this are really going to eat into any pre-Christmas play time!  Will continue to post bits as and when I can sneak into the Potting Shed in between the swearing at computers whilst I try to figure out what changes they’ve made to the operating system.

Working on glue time

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slowly drying then moving ontheinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house - doors and windows

The brickwork is fibreglass cladding. I find it v fragile particularly at the edges.

Glad I’m doing top half of the building in render all the way round, mostly because of cost saving (cladding not extremely dear but not cheap) and now also having found it a bit tissue thin here and there.  I was surprised by this as have used fibreglass cladding before as wood paneling in the family dining room in Hogepotche.

Next stage is doing the arch but unsure sure what I’m going to do it with.  Bits of tile, bits of egg box, bits of cladding?  Also more render to do – let’s hope that it doesn’t bubble.

Needed urgently – doors and windows

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Front door

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house - cardboard doors and windows

The usual card (two layers) with a piece of the plastic you can get for obscuring your real windows sandwiched in between.   Have used various mouldings hacked about a bit.
This should have been a horizontal pattern with four panels but I just couldn’t resist trying for the sun burst, even though it doesn’t really go with this layout

And a quick check about the colour

theinfill dolls house blog Hogepotche Hall –Hodgepodge Hall - a Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean dolls house blog - reshaping an Deco house -shelves into a hall stand

Still poor lighting but a better example of the colour of the hall stand