Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Captain John Lovewell Commission - He Gains a Head



I've been commissioned to create a 1/2 life size bronze of a famous early American hero. Captain John Lovewell, who was killed by Abenaki Indians in a battle near Lovewell Pond.
John Lovewell (October 14, 1691 -- May 8, 1725) was a famous Ranger in the 18th century who fought during Dummer's War (also known as Lovewell's War). He lived in present-day Nashua, New Hampshire. He fought in Dummer's War as a militia captain, leading three expeditions against the Abenaki Indians.
Lovewell was commemorated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow with his poem, "The Battle of Lovells Pond", and by Nathaniel Hawthorne with his story, "Roger Malvin's Burial".
I'm using a 36 inch tall TruForm human armature as the base for this clay. You can purchase a TruForm armature at http://www.truformarmatures.com

4 comments:

Sheila Uva ~ Uva Collection said...

David, you are tooooooooooooo funny! Love the camera.
It is so nice to see a face being sculpted.
I am going now to see what you put on youtube!
Sheila

Sheila Uva ~ Uva Collection said...

David, I watched your Adjustments to my life video and did it hit home.
I was forced to retire two years ago and lost everything, and I mean everything. I live on SS and am hoping upon hope that the economy gets a jump start when we get rid of the Annointed one in the White House on the hill.
I had not done much art for 15 years, so sculpting a horse again is a trial for me as the resin people say they want perfection. Well, we know about perfection and there is none. So, here I am watching your great stuff and hoping to be good again and start selling.
Have a great holiday David.
Sheila

Rick Chandler's Daily Paintings said...

David, I am so happy to have found your vids they are an inspiration for sure, Merry Christmas to you and praying that you have a better year....God bless all

Artist - David Lemon said...

Thanks again Sheila.. You'll do fine.. it's like riding a bicycle.. You'll get back into it in no time...
Thank you Rick.. glad you found my vids as well
Merry Christmas..