Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gone to Vote.. Delivered Bronze to Foundry

Took pictures of my bronze "Island Song"... Then took her back to the foundry in Bozeman.. Went to a movie.. "Taken 2", great movie.. Got home late this evening ..
I should be back at doing a new clay later this week or the first of next.. Trying to figure out a new piece...
Here are photos I took of "Island Song" in the Rust Patina..




Friday, October 19, 2012

The 2012 Hunter's Feed in Ennis Montana

Every October the day before the yearly hunting season opens, the small mountain town, in south west Montana, on the west bank of the Madison River, puts on a free feed for anyone that walks down our streets. Local people have recipes that have been handed down, for preparing wild game. From White Tail Deer to Mountain Lion, chilies and stews are made and served in Ennis Montana, then they're judged by the people who eat the food. It's a very friendly and fun event that I look forward to every year. This year I met people who've seen my past videos. One couple moved to Ennis, because they saw my videos and just thought it would be a great place to settle. So they moved from Florida to our little town. I'm so proud I had that kind of effect on anyone. Enjoy the feed..

Finishing up WOLF ROBE

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Studio Finally Set Up at my House For The Winter



Every winter, I set up my studio in my home, to save money on heating. Also there are days when it can get 20 to 30 below zero (F), and I'd just prefer not to have to go out into that everyday.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Back Soon

Sorry about my absence from my studio. I've been very busy with other work, none studio related. That will end on Wednesday the 10th of October. Then I'll be moving my studio to my home for the winter. Cheaper to heat my studio and home in one. My main studio is 3 miles from my home and therefore heating home, and my main studio is crazy, when I can do my work in my house for the winter. Not sure of the date I'll be back, but probably be Monday October 15th. Can't wait to get back into my clay work.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My Studio Will Be Closed Till October 8th

I wish it was a true vacation. But it's not.. just stuff I've been putting on the back burner till I had the time to do them. Been very busy trying to get ready to do shows and finish commissions. My last show was in Jackson Hole.. so now I'm free'd up.. I love you all who come and see what I'm doing, around the world. I'm just so proud that so many watch my videos. I'd hug you all if I could. See you on the 8th of October.. please come back and see what I'm doing then..

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Human Proportion for Figure Drawing: The Ultimate Guide

This video on proportions is just great. For all of my fellow artists, you probably already know this stuff, but I like the way Merrill kazanjian, from Freeport New York explains it.. And I actually learned something I didn't know before. Subscribe on his Youtube Channel.. He is a wonderful artist and can teach even me.. an old dog, new tricks. Enjoy this video.



Here are a few pages from my art books.





Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9 11 - Madison Valley's Veteran's Legacy



I put this video up over a year ago.. thought it appropriate to revisit it today.
Just remembering my part in the creation of this memorial to Veterans living and dead. Who gave their lives and futures to this country's survival. To preserve the freedoms our forefathers gave us.
I show the monumental bronze I was asked to create for this sacred spot in South West Montana.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Beginnings - A Pioneer Piece - First Steps





Had a model shoot a while back. Two Lithuanian ladies were our models dressed as pioneer woman on the prairie. I'm thinking of creating, using TruForm armatures, a horse and one of the ladies, in a piece that will show a pioneer woman, with the ever present weapon for protection, viewing the vast prairies before her, when one of her families horses joins her on a round knoll on the vast sea of grass that they're crossing.
My Great Great Grandfather Alfred Harper, a wheelwright from Ohio, traveled in a large wagon train in 1846. He settled in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th 1847. This piece is to honor the courage of men and woman, going into the unknown to make a new life.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Empty Chair Day...



I got up at 5 am and set out a chair, respectfully, for the President to sit in, and have a brew.. I don't drink because I'm a Mormon, so I got a 6 pack just for him.. Put out the Barbi, to put steaks on.. oh wait, don't have the money for steaks.. he'll have to settle for hot dogs. Anyway, I set out a Hawaiian shirt for him so he'd feel comfortable. Now I know he doesn't go into his Oval Office till 9:30 am.. and leaves at 4:30 pm, but what the heck.. he might drop by.
Of course my home isn't as nice as his. But what the heck, the chair is there, who knows. My anticipation is mounting.
Update.. Noon.. Still waiting



In case you have no idea what this is all about. Here's Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair..

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 09 James Harold Gallery Show - Small Changes and Tweaks

Day 08 James Harold Gallery Show - Some Clay - 40th Concours d Elegance



the 40th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d' Elegance Wooden Boat Show set for August 10 - 11, 2012 at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay, Calif.
The 2012 Marque Class, Riva Aquarama, will proudly showcase one of the largest gatherings of these beautifully aristocratic boats known in their day to symbolize elegance, wealth and fame.
Along with the 20 Marque Class boats, a total of 77 of the most pristine classic wooden boats in the world will compete for top honors along the shoreline of world-renowned Lake Tahoe, making this years show the most valuable collection ever gathered for the Concours d' Elegance at an estimated value of over $15 million.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Impromptu Concert - Tutorial on Making a Horse Armature



A lone prospector on his way to the gold fields of Calaveras County California. Gold was both plentiful and - by happy geologic accident- easy to extract, making the gold-bearing gravels of California's rivers into what has been described as "the finest opportunity that, has ever been offered on any mining frontier." A contemporary newspaper put it slightly differently: "The whole country, from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and from the sea shore to the base of the Sierra Nevadas, resounds with the cry of 'gold, GOLD, GOLD!'
In this new piece by David Lemon, he's going to show that sometimes a fiddle is worth more than all the gold in California, in an "Impromptu Concert" for a group of roaming Sioux Warriors

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

24 inch Human TruForm Armature Setup Tutorial



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Thursday, July 5, 2012

James Harold Gallery Show - Day 07 - Captain John Lovewell Bronze Unveiled



The current John Lovewell dressed as his ancestor, Captain John Lovewell

James Harold Gallery Show - Day 07 - From Clay to Fire Works in Tahoe City California



Worked on Sweet Grass at the gallery today, then watched Tahoe Cities fireworks from the back porch of the house I'm staying at, which is 2 miles from the display... It was very cool watching them through the pine trees and hearing the thumping of the explosions echoing through the forest.