Friday, October 6, 2017

The Viking Sketch Started



Started the Viking Sketch today. I could have done more but I spent the afternoon locked out of my Bedroom..

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Viking Update



Been a while since my last posting. Just been uninspired.. It happens. I had to make a run to two different foundries today. Check on Molds and make sure the molds were where they were supposed to be. Finally I talk about starting a sketch for the Viking... gotta work out the pose and the design. Better to start small.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Review of My MORNING JOE Instructional DVD



Brand New Instructional DVD from 6 months of videos. The Story of Morning Joe Cup of Joe. 1914 Josephus Daniels was appointed Secretary of the Navy by President Woodrow Wilson. Among his Naval reforms were inaugurating the practice of making 100 fleet sailors eligible for the Naval Academy, the introduction of women into the service, and on July 1, 1914, he issued general order 99, which rescinded Article 827, the officers' wine mess. Rumor has it that from that time on, the strongest drink aboard Navy ships was coffee, and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe." The first real cowboys appeared in the middle 1800's during the days of the great cattle drives. Their task was to herd wild Mexican "beeves" up to graze on the open ranges of the American West. A cowboy's supper usually included beans, sourdough biscuits, oh yeh, and uh... beef, and (who knew?) strong black kettle-brewed coffee. It's rumored that this coffee could float a horse shoe, kill a Diamond Back rattler, or even make a cowpoke put his six-guns away! (lest his nervous trigger finger stampede the herd...Yipes!) This cowboy, up early, before dawn, trying to focus and formulate if he's alive.. That warm cup in his hand and his old shirt in the other, he waits for the chuck breakfast that cookie if preparin. Till then, he's just numb.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Sunday Sept 17 2017



After months of Forest Fires to our west and south, we had a snow storm in the mountains and rain and sleet... in the valley. Today the Mountains are clear for the first time in months.. Haven't been able to see them for quite a while

Monday, September 11, 2017

Starting A Figure of a Viking



After 2 weeks of just recouping and recharging, I am now starting an Instructional DVD on Creating A Full Figure Of A Viking. In February 2013, I created a bust, while demonstrating one of Chavant's clays. I'm planning on incorporating this bust into this full figure. Of course that might change as I get into creating this figure.

Friday, September 1, 2017


"Viking"

By David Lemon
Edition of 40
13 1/4 Inches tall 8 Inches at it's widest
(without wood base)

Pre-Cast Price $1,750


A departure from my Western Themes. I created this piece as an Instructional DVD, that you can purchase from the list on the top of the right column. 
Viking or also known as Norsemen, are the group of people who spoke what is now called the Old Norse language between the 8th and 11th centuries. The language belongs to the North Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages, and is the earlier form of modern Scandinavian languages. Norseman means "man from the North" and applied primarily to Old Norse-speaking tribes living in southern and central Scandinavia. In history, "Norse" or "Norseman" could be any person from Scandinavia, even though Norway, Denmark and Sweden were different sets of people by the Middle Ages. The Norse Scandinavians established states and settlements in England, Scotland, Iceland, Wales, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Ireland, Russia, Greenland, France, Belgium, Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, and Canada[1][2] as well as southern Italy.





Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Coloring the Bust of the Viking, Watching a Bronze Pour, and Final Touch...



I went to Northwest ArtCasting today in Bozeman Montana.. I had two things I had to do today there. The first copy of my Viking was in Bronze, and we were going to color the first copy of it today. We did .. and I love the way it turned out. "Approaching Storm" is still in clay, and I had a few things to tweak on it before they started to make the mold of it tomorrow. There was a Bronze pour while I was there and just had to video it. So I did.