| Category: Intermediate
Maiden of the Midnight Sky
| Doll Artist:
bev mcgregor Profile /
Articles / Webpage
Medium: She is Paperclay
face, hands and feet (shoes painted on).
Description: Her gown is made
from a pleated white organser type fabric with an overlay and wrap made from an
embroidered net fabric in navy blue with silver/blue
Her dress bodice is of Royal
Blue Satin which is incorporated into a turbin, the headpiece decoration is a
comb acquired many year ago from China and is gold with
| Inspirations: I guess
I would say that I was influenced by Ertes I think it was Midnight Moon or
something to that effect.
| Herstory: ...
| The Critics:Bev has used fabrics which both have a
good drape (not easy to find in pleated fabrics they tend to be so
plastic nowadays). The silver detail on the net doesnt show
unfortunately the lighting needs to be brighter pick this up.
Bev, the lovely paperclay face
is the nose modelled or is it painted onto an almost flat surface?
Difficult to see in a photo, but Im always interested to know how
different people deal with the features. . For most would-be dollmakers, the
faces take the longest to master!
A slight bend at the elbow on
the right arm might seem more natural but its a small point and its
good to see the arms being used to give the doll life. I wasnt sure about
the tied on thread (?) it seemed an afterthought perhaps something like
a beaded tassel bag hanging from on the right hand or palm up holding out a
jewelled ball might have worked?
I particularly like the jewelled
spray and the way the fabric falls onto the table surface
she has a
decidedly pre-Raphaelite look which suits her title!
All critics are
by participant Sue Farmer if you want to learn what
makes she write them please read her article: Where Angels Fear to Tread !!