Western Painted Turtle on Lily Pad
I first carved the turtle and lily pad in wax, cast it in bronze, then reproduced them in lead free fine silver pewter. I copper plate it, then the fun begins. I treat the metal with solutions to create the unique blue green patina finish and the unique colors in the copper. I clear coat the whole piece with a lacquer to protect and prevent oxidation. The lily pad measures 5-1/2" across and the turtle 4" long x 3-1/2 wide" and is 1-1/2" high. It weighs 643 gm which is a about a 1-3/4lbs.
The western painted turtle (a species at risk) is a wonderful animal, it has endured for millions of years and hopefully will for millions more. The western painted is the only native turtle that lives in the lakes and lagoons where I live in British Columbia, Canada.
I sculpted my Turtle and lily-pad in wax then using the lost method, cast in bronze for the original design. The reproductions are cast in fine silver pewter and plated in copper then finished with a lovely patina. The Turtle is protected with a clear coat.
Each sculpture is going to have it's unique patina, no two sculptures are alike but just as beautiful.
Measures 4-3/16" x 3-1/2" x 1-3/8"- (110mm x 90mm x 35 mm)
Weight almost 9 ounces.
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The finishes on our designs are like fingerprints, they'll each have it's unique patina.
That’s the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in photos.