Thursday, 14 January 2016

The making of a sea-themed mosaic floor - part four

Hello blogger friends!

Thanks for all your support for my latest commission of a sea-themed mosaic floor.  I am so enjoying making it!

The next panel is now well on its way.  The two panels have to join seamlessly when they are installed in the house, so the tiles have to match effortlessly.  I will cut them them when the second panel is nearly finished when I can have the two panels next to each other.  On the border, there is half a crab on each panel, so I have to get that absolutely right!

After, I had drawn a rough design of the fish and weeds on the second panel, the first part was relatively straight forward, as I made two more John Dorys. I had all the colours and shapes already out on my work table and in my mind.

Then came the sea bass.  I wanted a little shoal of them, looking as if they were swimming across the panel.  I loved the pinks and greys of the scales so really picked those out, contrasting with the John Dory colours.  Now these sea bass were tricky - getting the line, shape and expression just right.  I wanted them all to be different and have their own character - I think I got there in the end!

I then finished off the whole crabs and mussels around the border, along with the rope, and things are really taking shape!

What do you think?

Until next time , and thanks for reading,
Felicity x

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