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Exploration, Octopus Sculpture, 2018, Mixed Media, Stephanie Kilgast
Exploration, Octopus Sculpture, 2018, Mixed Media, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!

It’s been a while since I blogged!
This is simply explained by the fact that I got through a bit of a rough week, I think I am slightly overworked, but I got picked up by a new material that I finally tried out : epoxy clay!

Which means… I made a new sculpture!!!
Yaay! The last one, Cyltonic, was done… 6 weeks ago! How time flies when you work on many different projects!
Technically though, in between those two, I made another commissioned sculpture for a client, but I’ll blog about that one on another day!

So, “exploration“! What a title! It suggests grandeur, bravado, ambition!
The title refers to so many things, it is personal, as it is an exploration of this new material, epoxy clay, but the subject itself, the octopus, is exploring the plastic box and the nature that grows on it.
And it is also the exploration of symbiosis, of how in nature, animal and botanical thrive together, in balance and not in fight.

You can watch the process as a time lapse on my youtube channel

and if you’d like to know more about epoxy clay, I made this video last week

The sculpture is available in my shop, yaaaay!
However, I am currently at my mum’s place in Berlin. I know. Worst timing ever if you’re thinking about the holiday rush and so on… so if you decide to buy something, it will ship it when I can back on the 12th.
And don’t forget, I accept payment plans at no extra cost, so don’t hesitate to ask!

xx
Stéphanie

My Very First Mural

Mural Painting, Dédale, Vannes, Stéphanie Kilgast
Mural Painting, Dédale, Vannes, Stéphanie Kilgast

Hey There!

For the last month, every Wednesday morning I did work on a mural painting at a place called “dédale”, in Vannes.
It is an old building that is going to be destroyed in 2020.
Until then, the maire has given it to a street art association.
The first levels are project based and selected by a jury and then shown to the public. The levels 2 and 3 are more experimental.
I have been wanting to try my hand on a mural for a long time so I asked to work on the second floor.
It worked well and I enjoyed myself a lot painting on a larger scale.
It took me 4 long mornings to finish this specific wall.

I originally thought of doing the whole room, but the second floor might never be accessible to the public, so all my friends and some artists I met are urging me to rather present a project for level 1, which is going to be seen by the public.
So, that is the next planned step. To write up a proper proposal and submit it. I hope they’ll accept it!

In the meantime, you can watch the time lapse of the painting on my youtube channel 🙂

xx
Stéphanie

Change

Change (Caterpillar), Watercolor Painting, 2018, Stephanie Kilgast
Change (Caterpillar), Watercolor Painting, 2018, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!

I can’t stop painting. I have been either drawing or painting every day. Even when traveling.
The process is so much faster than sculpting, that I feel like I am binge-creating. Whatever idea I have is done in a day, which keeps sparking more ideas.
I don’t think it’s very healthy to do as much art to be honest, I start early in the morning and end late in the evening. Haven’t properly done yoga for a while either. Nothing longer than 10 minute flows, so reasonably I should calm down.
But painting is addictive and the creative flow I am currently in is just too tempting not to keep going.
At some point I know my body and mind will refuse and I’ll simply do nothing for a day or two.
But for now… I paint!

All the paintings are available in my shop.
Prints so far are available on Redbubble, S6 and Curioos.

I am also teaching how I paint on skillshare. If you’ve never tried it before, you can try it out for free, following the link below.

xx
Stéphanie

How to paint Mushrooms with Watercolors and Ink, a tutorial by Stephanie Kilgast
How to paint Mushrooms with Watercolors and Ink, a tutorial by Stephanie Kilgast

 

 

Ascent, Watercolor Painting, 2018, Stephanie KilgastMushroom Composition #5 (Jellyfish), Watercolor Painting, 2018, Stephanie Kilgast

Art Bundle for Good – Give-Away

Miniature Succulent Garden Jar - How to Sculpt With Polymer Clay, Stephanie Kilgast
Miniature Succulent Garden Jar – How to Sculpt With Polymer Clay, Stephanie Kilgast

Hello!!

Like last year, I am participating again in the art bundle for good this year. With my class about the miniature succulents jar!
Basically, a bunch of artists are sharing a grand total of 100 art courses in an “art bundle” and selling it at a low price.
25% of the profits go to support Courageous Kitchen, a Bangkok based charity helping refugees. The Art Bundle for Good is a great opportunity to get 100 top art learning resources from many of the biggest names in the industry and do some good at the same time!

This is why I am participating, I can earn some money through affiliate links, but to be honest, I earned nothing last year.
However by adding some value to the bundle, I’m making the art bundle more attractive and helping out courageous kitchen. That’s why I do it, to do good.

The sale start November 8th but until November 7 you can try to win the art bundle for free!

All you have to do, is sign up with your e-mail and facebook, for a chance to win the art bundle.
Good luck with the give away!

xx
Stéphanie

Flowery Sculptures

Flowery Sculptures, Stephanie Kilgast
Flowery Sculptures, Stephanie Kilgast

For a little more than a month I have been working on realistic replicas of natural elements for a client.
I added the final touches on Sunday and everything is leaving today, on Monday. Yaaay!
It has been quite challenging for certain flowers but also very enriching.

I took the opportunity to record some of the process and created a class about roses on skillshare.
I might also create a class about the lavender, though, I don’t think anyone would really want to go through the trouble and time to sculpt these ^^’

How to Sculpt Realistic Rose Flowers from Polymer Clay, a tutorial by Stephanie Kilgast
How to Sculpt Realistic Rose Flowers from Polymer Clay, a tutorial by Stephanie Kilgast

I also sculpted some salt and also a peculiar plant, Padina Pavonica, that you can see just below.
The padina pavonica is especially interesting! The texture and shape is certainly something I’d like to play with in future sculptures.

And here below all the elements I made, minus the salt and padina pavonica of course.

xx
Stéphanie

Flowery Sculptures, Stephanie Kilgast
Flowery Sculptures, Stephanie Kilgast
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