I want a nice smooth surface for the skin and hair sections of the sculpture.
I use orange oil to get a smooth surface on the oil clay. First, I apply the oil with a brush, going over the whole surface, paying special attention to areas that are lumpy.
Then, I wipe the orange oil off with a paper towel. I also use the paper towel to further smooth problem areas.
I have applied orange oil to the little girl's hair.
I have smoothed the right side of her hair, but not the left, so you can see the difference.
We had a lot of rain, and as a result, the lower part of the property flooded. These are ant refugees. There were clusters of them all through the trees, waiting for things to dry out.
This is a gar cruising through the flooded field.
A tiny cluster of flowers. I don't know what variety they are.