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Offline Nick Simpson

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The Black King and Queen - Checkmated
« on: September 24, 2019, 07:22:15 PM »
I posted the Black Queen a while ago. I priced her not to sell at a local art festival and the new owner immediately commissioned a King.
He is priced at a King's ransom and she still wants him!!!
As with the Queen the King's headpiece is a hollowform and the body/cloak is sandblasted Douglas Fir all ebonised and some gilt cream applied. The top of the crown is flocked.

This will be a last post for some time as I have dismantled my workshop and will move to Inverness area in early October where I have to build from scratch.

C&C welcome
best Nick
« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 09:11:46 AM by Nick Simpson »
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Offline Les Symonds

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Re: The Black King and Queen
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 09:12:03 PM »
Hi Nick....these bear all the hallmarks of your work...the quirky steampunk tendencies, the imagination and the impeccable finish. Excellent work.

By the way...sorry to hear that I'll miss you when I travel north next year. I hope the move goes well and that the new workshop brings us more like this.

Les
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Re: The Black King and Queen
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2019, 10:31:33 PM »
Love the 'wierdness' of these. Hope you and the professor get sorted and back to  busines soon .

Pete
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Re: The Black King and Queen - Checkmated
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 07:18:43 PM »
As I stated elsewhere. They make a right royal pair and would not look out of place in any palace. Hope the move and workshop set up goes smoothly and that you are back turning soon

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Re: The Black King and Queen - Checkmated
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 10:30:43 PM »
Thanks Les, Pete and Derek for taking the time to reply. It is much appreciated.
Les, I will be in touch soon. I am really sorry that, having persuaded you to visit beautiful Northumberland, I will not be here to greet you but family ties draw me further north. My visit to Bala was inspirational and I will always be grateful for that. But perhaps I can entice you to travel even further in the future.
Pete, love your new column in the comic, you should try the higher latitudes too.
Derek, always a stalwart on these pages, thanks for your support. 
Bergenstrauser and I will be back
Kind regards
Nick


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Re: The Black King and Queen - Checkmated
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2019, 08:10:34 AM »
Thanks Nick, higher lattitudes?

Pete
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