Someone asked about the copper finish I'm using on the Neil sculpture. Yes, it is a solution of copper powder. The cool thing about it is that, because it's actually copper, it reacts to patina solutions just as copper does. There are several kinds out there, but I use chemicals from this company:Sophisticated Finishes called "Modern Options"
I'm going to be working on the piece next week. I'm working on another writing project this weekend so am keeping the journal simple. This is a good opportunity for you to ask any technical questions you have. I'd hesitated in the past because I don't know how many of my readers are artists and didn't want to monopolize the journal with stuff that would bore everyone else to the point of sticking their forks in their eyes. (Yes, I know we all eat and read.)
As soon as I can, I'll be posting this kind of nuts-and-bolts stuff on the SlaughterHouse page. But for now, anything you've wanted to ask me, or you've already asked me and I missed (please forgive) do so this weekend. My brain is yours to pick.
By the way, thanks for reading and for all the links. You guys rock.