Sunday, June 30, 2013
Tomorrow is the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, so I'd like to re-share this with you. I was commissioned to create a 1/2 life size bronze of Captain John Lovewell, who was killed in a battle with Abenaki Indians, in New Hampshire, in 1725. I was in Baltimore at the end of January 2012, to photograph an artist friend dressed in an authentic outfit that I had made from that period, for the clay. I had an afternoon, and the next morning to tour Gettysburg before my trip back home to Montana. This is the second day's drive through the battlefield with a link to the first days video in it.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I reworked the horses anatomy. As I carve off the lighter colored clay, the dark colored clay is exposed.. The Dark clay is what I started this piece with. Ran out of that clay and got the clay I'm using now. Still not sure what I'll be doing, as far as the human that will go with it. At the end of this day, I just quickly add a saddle. I also make an announcement at the end of the video. I'll be offering for sale, DVDs of my instructional videos. At least that's the plan.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I started a clay of a Mountain Man and his Indian Wife about 5 or 6 years ago. It's been sitting in my studio, collecting dust, all that time. Today, having spent a week, uninspired, I thought to recycle the old piece and make a new one out of one of the horses.. It's the time of year for Tornadoes in the Great Plains of Central North America. They had Tornadoes when the Indians and Cowboys roamed the plains. This horse may or may not have a rider. I'm developing my idea as I work on it.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
I delivered the clay to Northwest Artcastings in Bozeman Montana to start the bronze casting process. It will take about 6 to 8 weeks before it's in bronze. This will be a bronze that will have 20 copies made of it. If you'd like to purchase one, please contact me...
Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I've gotten several bids from several foundries on what it will cost to reproduce MORNING JOE in bronze. Today I'm delivering back to the foundry, the bronze of DOWN THE RIDGE LINE to the foundry for shipment to Italy, then I head over to Northwest, the other foundry, to pick up the clay of MORNING JOE, to bring it back to my studio so that I can start the final work on it. I'll be videoing this one for Youtube. So I'll have the video up soon.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Yesterday I spent the day at the foundry in Belgrade Montana coloring the first copy in bronze of "Down the Ridgeline". I won't be showing the whole coloring of this bronze, but I felt I owed it to my many friends who've watched this piece created from the beginning. The full version of the coloring process will be on the new website in the near future.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
In this video from last summer, I'm heading to Lake Tahoe and the James Harold Gallery. I'm there to delivery the Captain John Lovewell bronze to my client in Lake Tahoe California. While there the gallery thought it would be good for me to make a weekend appearance at the James Harold Gallery there over the 4th of July 2012. You'll see me traveling through Idaho, Nevada and finally California.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
In this video.. my design is getting fleshed out. I've decided on having this warrior, on the alert to danger coming into his village. I add a cloth dipped in melted wax to be the armature for the Buffalo Robe I'm adding to his back and over his left shoulder. I then start the face. This is all with less than a week from my delivery of Captain John Lovewell bronze to my client in Lake Tahoe California and my appearance at the James Harold Gallery there over the 4th of July 2012.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Today's video is an adventure in trying to come up with a subject for my clay. On the second day, having gone through my model pictures, I came up with a glimmer of an idea. A Crow Indian with a weapon and a shield. Well that's the idea as of this video from the summer of 2012. A week from my delivery of Captain John Lovewell bronze to my client in Lake Tahoe California and my appearance at the James Harold Gallery there over the 4th of July 2012.
Monday, June 3, 2013
I started this clay on June 18th 2012. It started out as an untitled idea. Soon it turned into a clay of a Crow Warrior who's wrapped in a Buffalo Robe, who hears, the war cries of an invading tribe. The Crows had many enemies in the Indian Nations. I've dubbed my voice over the original video, because of copyright problems with music. In this video.. I'm trying to come up with a subject for my new project. I go through several positioning of the armature to try and stimulate my imagination. Again this was last June.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
I will be making private Videos for this website. As soon as I know what, when and where, I'll update you all.
I love you all, and hope I don't lose your patronage.. Please enjoy my past videos for a while.