Sunday, July 30, 2017
Back on working on my next Instructional DVD "Creating a Horse from Scratch". I will be working on this through the weekend and into next week. I'll be announcing the release of this DVD as soon as I get it done.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Loaded up the clay of Approaching Storm in my van and drove 68 miles to Northwest Art Casting on the Eastern Side of Bozeman Montana to deliver it. Going to spend the next several days working and finalizing my two Instructional DVDs on Creating a Horse from Scratch. I hope to have the editing, dubbing and creation of the Master Disks by early next week.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
I thought I was finished with this clay on Tuesday. That night I was doing final photos of the clay and while checking the detail, I saw a problem. I hadn't finished the base of the clay, and the Moccasins on the warrior on the ground needed detailing. So Had to delay the clays delivery to the foundry. I'll be taking it to the foundry on Thursday of this week. I'll video that trip.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Putting the finishing touches to the clay today. Delivering it to the foundry on Tuesday of this week. I'm making a change in how I video my work for Youtube. A person who purchased my Instructional DVDs asked a pertinent Question, "Why am I paying for one of your DVDs, when I can get information for free on Youtube". I must say, I've been struggling with that question as well. So I'm making a change in how much I put on Youtube in the future. You'll still see progress on what I'm doing and small snippets of me working on clays, but I won't be putting up videos showing me working fully on the clays. I do have Instructional DVDs where I spend hours going into detail of what I'm doing to create my clays. You can get valuable information on those DVDs.. You can review the ones I have now here at this link.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Continued cleaning up and fine tuning the front legs. I never really finished the clay about 3 years ago. So basically, I am finishing up the clay for the foundry.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
I received a special order from UPS, of 100 Thinline Double DVD Cases for the Instructional DVDs CREATING A HORSE, that will be a two DVD set.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Spent today finalizing the front horse of this complicated clay. I then prepared to work on the second horse for tomorrow. I needed to get back on my new instructional DVD that I'm putting together on "Creating a Horse from Scratch". It will be a two DVD Video. First I made a meatloaf for Dinner before getting back to editing..
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
I took the clay of "Approaching Storm", apart, to work on the front horse by itself. I designed the piece to be taken apart for the convenience of working on the complete clay. Also it would help the foundry when they make a mold of the clay for the bronze.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Today, I worked on "Approaching Storm", correcting an arm that fell off at some point in the past couple of years. Added a shield... and back filled. Then my brother Kevin, his wife Linda, and their daughter Kelly stopped by my house. We hadn't seen each other since Kelly was a newborn, 16 years ago. We went to lunch then to Virginia City, and finally near Nevada City, Kelly did a bit of Gold Panning on the Ruby River. Didn't find much gold but found a lot of Ruby Red Garnets.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
I'm getting "APPROACHING STORM" ready to be cast into bronze. It's been sitting around my studio, and house for about 4 years, so it's been damaged over time and now I need to repair and finish up the clay for casting.
Working on DVD Part 2, on, "Creating a Horse from Scratch". I have to speed up the videos I shot of my adding muscles to the Skeleton of the Horse I created in DVD Part 1, to get the multiple hours of video down to an hour and a half DVD. It's very time consuming to cut out every long pause there are in each video where I roll clay, or step away from the sculpting stand, but in the long run, it will all be worth it.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
I started editing all the 110 separate videos I shot over the past few months for my 10th Instructional DVD "Creating a Horse from Scratch". It's going to be a two part Instructional DVD.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Finishing up the horse I've been working on for my Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from Scratch. I set it aside and bring in a major piece I started in July of 2013. It's been sitting in clay for 4 years and I'm finally going to get it cast into bronze. APPROACHING STORM is a clay of two Southern Cheyenne, caught on the Prairie when a Tornado sets down some distance behind them. I love the action of this piece and it's story.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Putting the finishing touches on the horse I've been working on for my Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from Scratch. I'll finish the clay tonight and then spend next week editing my video down from hours to one or two DVDs of an hour and a half each. I'll decide if I'll do one or two DVDs as I edit. I'll let you all know as soon as I've got the DVD or DVDs ready for sale.