I’ve been battling a sticky surface on the bear for the last week, however after much soul-searching, (Along with Web-Surfing) I have found a “Polyurethane Sealer” that will solve the problem. We’ll see.
The overall color of the “Mama Bear” is close to where I want it. The “Cub” that is looking up is fairly close, the other cub and the base are “Gessoed” but I have not begun to paint either yet. Hopefully the same sealer that is supposed to get rid of the tacky surface, will also remove the shine from the sculpture.