Saturday, August 31, 2013
I needed to lower the horse with the rider on the piece, APPROACHING STORM. I had mounted him on small blocks of wood that actually raised him higher than the other horse. So he towered over the front horse. Once lowered I started to work on the worrior and the horse.
Shown below are 4 different ways this piece will be offered for sale.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Working on the front horse on APPROACHING STORM today. First I add a 3 inch screw next to the left leg armature of the Indian on the ground to strengthen the stance. Then began fine tuning the anatomy of the horse and then finally adding the horses mane and tail.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Started the day's video showing the smoke from the fires south of us in Yosemite National Park. Last day working on Sacajawea for the subscription website. It took me all day. At the end of the day, I set up for working on the storm piece tomorrow.
I was invited to go on a dinner cruise on the Tahoe Gal. It was an amazing evening of meeting friends and making new ones. The scenery along the west shore of Lake Tahoe, was just beautiful. Dinner was 5 stars..
Monday, August 26, 2013
Spent the day working on the Sacajawea clay. Can't show the full video of me working on this clay.. so just showing a brief segment of that video. I'll probably work on her for part of the day on day 6.
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Had to combine two days of travel. The internet speed was 56k... it would take days to upload to Youtube. I arrived this afternoon at the Gallery and I'm all set up for my appearence that starts on Saturday the 24, to the 2nd of September.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
This morning I drove to the foundry and picked up my clays. Got back to the studio, and decided to make a major change to Approaching Storm. I decided to separate the two horses onto their own boards. This way, If I have to, I'll sell them separately, or both as one bronze. It's economics... and in turn the saleability, of this piece.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Today's video shows the coloring of Morning Joe. This bronze is the first copy to be produced. Once done, I then took him back to my studio to be photographed, for promotion. Here is a link to all information on this bronze http://bronzesbydavidlemon.blogspot.com/2013/05/morning-joe-by-david-lemon-edition-of.html
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I'm taking the clay of Approaching Storm, to the foundry, on Tuesday to get a bid for the casting of it, so I can set the selling price. I have to get Approaching Storm, further along, to get an accurate bid. So I'm working on the gentleman on the ground, controlling his horse.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Covering bronzes from the early 90s to the present. This 22 minute video just shows some of what I've created over those years. Some are only seen in clay, because I never got the chance to photograph the original bronze before it was sent to the client. Some are shown in clay because they've never been cast into bronze yet. Most, only one or two have sold.. some are sold out. I just wanted to put together a collection of photos, showing I'm not a one trick pony... lol
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
I saw a picture on my Facebook page, of a picture of Jay Red Hawk and his horse. I focused in on the blanket on the horses back, where the wind had flipped the back end of the blanket. It gave me the idea to do the same on the horse with the rider, and will do on the other horse as well. Then I give a glimpse of the Indian woman I'm working on for the website.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Added the feathers. Worked on his shirt then his left forearm and hand. Adding shield. I won't be working on this till after I get to Tahoe. I'll be working on the Indian woman for the website till then.
Started to add hair to the mounted warrior, showing it blowing in the wind. Then I start the feathers. I paint the wax, to make it look like clay when I'm finished with them. Just less confusing to the eye, and makes no difference in the casting.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Just working on the two heads and doing both at the same time to keep their proportions the same. I got one head nearly done.. and re-attached it at the end of today. Once I get these heads done.. then I can start finishing up the two figures.
Friday, August 2, 2013
Tuesday night I came down with flu like symptoms, and had a very high temperature. I've been in and out of bed for the last three days.. Today, I'm feeling fired up. I came into the studio briefly last night, but was still pretty weak. So rather than force it, I decided to just give it another day. I worked on the mounted Indian today. Adjusting arms and shoulder positions. I then started on his head, but I also decided to re-do the other warrior's head as well. It was just looking to big. I'm not going to show the full working of the heads, since I have a DVD out showing how to make a Male Bust.. I figure I'm not going to give away for free, that one. I'll be back on the heads next time, and see how far I can get