Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
On the way back down from the ski resort, I came across these Big Horn Sheep. They live in the high mountains there and every once in a while they come down to the road. I took these photographs.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
TODAY'S VIDEO ON YOUTUBE
I'll be back in my studio on Monday....
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Photographs of this clay at the end of this day.
When this clay is taken to the foundry, there will be a follow up set of videos and entries. At this moment, the clay isn't set for the a foundry date. Keep coming back, and see how this War Story ends.
Tomorrow, I'm back on the Warriors piece.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Here is TODAY'S VIDEOHere is a photograph of my choice for the style of moccasin.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Here is today's video
Here are photographs of WARRIORS put back together.
I may be in a movie next week for a couple of days. I'm reading for a part tomorrow. I'll let you all know when. If I get the part, I'll be taking video and photos from the set and putting together a very interesting blog entry. I'll let you know if I get the part. Not sure what the part will be yet.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
So I decided to run to Bozeman to pick up the clay so I can fine tune it and get it ready for the foundry.
Here is today's Video
I'll be back in the studio in the morning.. and will put aside the wax horse for a couple of days and work on WAR STORIES.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here is the VIDEO for today..
The second and third tunes in this video come from an album called "Most Perfect Harmony" by the Discovery String Band. It's an album of songs that would have been played on the Journey of Discovery, The Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Second tune is called "Bonaparte's Retreat". The third song is titled "Meriwether Lewis/The Way Home".
One more horse to flesh in before I can start on the Indian and then the Calvary horse's saddle and gear...
Will be back in studio in the morning.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I passed through the downtown area and saw for the first time the destruction of Montana Trails Gallery and several other building, from a gas explosion, 11 days ago. In that explosion, the co-owner of Montana Trails Gallery, Tara Reistad Bowman, was killed. Here is a video I made as I passed by the scene. YOUTUBE VIDEO
I'll be back in the studio on Wednesday.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Ok, once focused I got the skull of the horse close to being finished, and started to work on the muscles of the neck and shoulder, then... ooops...
TODAY'S VIDEO HERE
Back tomorrow. You can email me questions on my email link in the right column.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Just a P.S. I received this yesterday as a comment on my blog entry for March 10th from Deb Schmit . She's a Montana artist. She wrote the following about the tribute to Tara Reistad Bowman
"Hi David,What a wonderful tribute by Todd.I am Montana Trails Galleries newest artist and ironically was working on a painting that would have been delivered to them this week. The piece was spared, but with the loss of such an amazing person, none of it matters. I didn't know Tara very well, but I was struck by her kindness and optimism. Something so rare in people these days.Prayers go out to all who knew and loved her!"
This is Deb's blog link
Thank you Deb for your kind words. I just wish I'd of know Tara better.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Tara Reistad Bowman
I want to take this opportunity to dedicate this entry to the memory of someone who had an incredible influence on the art community in Bozeman, Montana, and probably through out the world. She was Co-Owner of Montana Trails Gallery here in Bozeman.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Well today everyone has come to the sad realization that the young lady who was missing yesterday in the explosion (see yesterdays entry), well we've had to face the fact that she's, I hate to say the words, she was killed in that terrible explosion. They still haven't found her. Last I read, they were sending dogs in to find her, as soon as they can.
Also found out today that Whitehall, about 40 miles from here, is on fire. There was a 4.7 earthquake just south of that town and it caused a gas leak and 3 buildings were on fire earlier today. There was also an explosion just south of Tulsa Oklahoma and 6 buildings were destroy. Not sure what the heck is happening..
Well not sure if I'll be in my studio tomorrow.. if not I will be there Monday. Just come back and check.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I took the above photograph at Todd Connor's studio today. Love the composition.
Well here's today's VIDEO
These Here are the photographs of that figure I picked up today.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Then I arrived back at my studio at 1 pm and started to carve the foam on the new horse armature. VIDEO
I've had one friend suggest that I have the horses going down, into a dry wash instead of going up. I'll take a longer look at the piece tomorrow and evaluate this possibility. I'm always open to suggestions.