I have over 20 years of experience and success in the creation of high quality artwork designed to withstand the rigours of the public space. Works have been in 3 dimensions, as well as ground and wall based relief. Over the years I have made new works for town centres, community gardens, public recreation grounds, local authority buildings, housing association developments as well as libraries, hospitals and health centres.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
Patinating the Bronzes... day 2
Today my new Bullfinch torch arrived so I could continue with the patination.
Applying the copper nitrate solution needs a 'softer' flame.
The bronze needs to be heated before the solution is applied. It's heated to an 'ouch hot' temperature.... rather than an 'aeeya burnie' if it is too hot the chemicals will simply burn off.
I want to work on these a little more tomorrow, but essentially this is how the finished patination will look.