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This will be a full color Blue Jay on a 54″ long arrow of scrolls and leaves.
Once I drew the design directly onto the copper, I am hand cutting the blue jay’s body from Revere copper sheet.
I’ve sculpted the detail and texture into the head.
The two halves of the body are done and ready to be assembled.
The body is soldered together.
There will be a separate layer added for the wings that will give the Blue Jay more body and detail.
The parts of the Blue Jay are ready to be assembled.
Kit has created all the textured, hollow formed elements of the custom scrolled arrow and they are ready to be assembled.
Adding the custom arrow to the Blue Jay.
The arrow is completed and the wings added. The piece is ready to be cleaned and finished.
Selecting the colors for the blue jay.
The copper was completely stripped clean then primed with a high grade primer for non ferrous metal. I will now apply two to three coats of sign makers grade enamels to bring the Blue Jay to life with color.
The painting is about 3/4 of the way done. It takes time to do because each color needs 24 hours to cure before the next color can be introduced.
The completed Blue Jay Weathervane.
“It is a beautiful piece of art ! ” – G. Fazio
Beautiful – looks stunning! Excitement builds!
Very exciting to watch and the craftsmanship it takes is better understood!!
The process is fascinating. It is becoming more beautiful than we imagined.