A recent Sacred Heart restoration by Jeanette and David Lewis.
This statue was rescued from an antique shop by two ladies, (may God bless them!) it had been destined for a pub,
Above left I am taking some photos to record decorative features. Gold banding at the neck area was obscuring the alb - so I decided to reduce this.
The original decals had been placed rather rigidly; so on re- painting I re-positioned them slightly.
I also added a silvery- blue element into the damask motif, to give a little lift and add richness to the mantle.
Fr. "L" asked that I make the colour of the mantle " slightly redder" than the original. It took a little while to find the correct colour combination to get just the right shade of red.
The statue was delivered in plenty of time for the upcoming feast of the Sacred Heart on the 12th of June.
Liturgical artist/restorer. Bachelor of Art and Design, Catholic Blogger
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