Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Headgear on the Mountain Man and Developing the Buffalo Robe


Re doing the head gear on the Mountain Man. I wasn't happy with the knit cap, so decided to add a cloth Bandanna to cover his head. Fur caps were way to hot, a cloth Bandanna was both light and cool, and would protect his head from the sun. Also started to add fur texture to the Buffalo Robe.




Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Revisiting Older clays to get them Ready for my Demo in Loveland Colorado


I've decided to clean up the older clays. Some have been sitting for years and collecting dust. I also have some of them that have sat for so long.. I need to check them for any damage. Today I started on "Worth More than Gold", a mountain man and his Indian wife with their baby. The mountain man, looking at his woman and their baby, that nothing is more valuable than family. I change the Mountain Man's hat from the fur to a knit cap. I am not happy with that so next time I work on it, I'll probably change that again.


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Taking the small clays to the foundry Driving at 360 Miles an Hour kinda



A view of my drive, speeded up, to Bozeman Montana, and to the foundry. I'm delivering my 4 small clays I've been working on for the past two weeks. When I show them in Loveland Colorado at the Sculpture Depot Store there during my Demonstration, I need to know what to price a bronze of each will be. So I left them off there to get a bid on them by the foundry.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Female Bust - Creating a mid 1800s Hair Style - Finished Today


I completely changed the Pioneer Woman's hair today. I was doing research on the web and found a young lady who had a video for Civil War Reenacters on how to put up a woman's hair in a mid 1800s style of hair popular back then. Her video can be seen through a link in the video commentary, on YouTube. I then added the dress and a Sun Bonnet hanging off her head and on her back.. I'm really pleased at how well this worked out.





Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Female Bust Turned Into a Female Pioneer Woman


Today, I put detail into this pioneer woman's face. I'm really happy how she's turning out... The next session will have me adding the sun bonnet which will be hanging on her neck. then she'll be done.. She matches well with the old Frontiersman.





Monday, July 20, 2015

Starting a New Bust Sketch for Loveland Colorado



Started another small bust. This one will be of a pioneer woman wearing a sun bonnet. Well at least that's the plan right now.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Working on Two Monumental Clays from 2008 to 2010



Thought I'd share videos from 2008 to 2010 of the creation of the Monumental Clay of Iron Horn, then in 2010 of finishing up two monumental clays at Adonis Bronze in Utah, getting them both ready to be cast into bronze.