Thursday, March 22, 2018

Woman Hiker Clay Delivered to the Foundry Today



Perfect day today to deliver the clay of the Hiking Woman, NANCY, to the foundry. Cloud cover, so no bright sun to bother my left eye.. It's still sensitive. I also had 3 other waxes in production for bronze orders for galleries ready to be gated and sprewed for casting. Usually takes 8 to 12 weeks for producing a finished bronze. Of course that depends on how busy the foundry is with other Artist's orders.


Three of my pieces in production shown with the clay of NANCY, the hiker.. at Northwest Art Castings, Bozeman Montana


NANCY, screwed down for transportation to the foundry 70 miles away.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Created a Woman Hiker



Completely finished and ready for the foundry. One problem.. my left eye is still sensitive to the light because of not being able to blink completely yet. So I'm going to put off taking it to the foundry till Monday. The clay will not go into production for at least a couple of weeks anyway. That's because of the workload at the foundry. I just don'[t want to get in an accident taking it to the foundry. It's better.. my eye is.. but not there completely yet.. Fist face Therapy today..

Monday, March 19, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker - Finished Details on the Base of the Clay



Just re-capping what I did on the base of the clay or Lady Hiker. On Sunday Morning I worked more detail into the base, with rocks and driftwood of clay... I didn't video it because it was 6 am and I just didn't feel like videoing it. I'll be delivering the clay on Tuesday or Thursday of this week..

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker Creating Her Left hand and Final Cleanup



Today Today was the final day of doing major work on this clay. Now it's the time consuming cleaning of the surface of the clay with wire tools and Paint brushes with lighter fluid on them to softly smooth the clay in areas that have to be smoothed. Tomorrow It's a day to photograph the clay. Then on Monday or Tuesday it's to the foundry to get it started into bronze production. More about Bell's Palsy can be read about here.. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Bells-Palsy-Fact-Sheet

Friday, March 16, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker Adding a Walking Stick and Changing the Arms Po...



Today I've made a major change to the figure. I added a walking stick... I had to change the position of her right arm to work with the walking stick. I will be finishing this clay over the weekend. More about Bell's Palsy can be read about here.. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Bells-Palsy-Fact-Sheet

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Damnable Paralysis.. BELL'S PALSY and my Journey to Conquer it day 4



The Damnable Paralysis.. BELL'S PALSY and my Journey to Conquer it day 4.. I'm going to keep a video journal every so often as I go on this quest to hopefully defeat BELL'S PALSY. I know there are others out there who've been stricken with this Affliction and need to see others who are suffering from it. I'll continue my Sculpting Videos.. but when something happens or I feel a need to video myself looking silly.. I'll do it. God bless all who are going through what I'm going through.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

03 14 2018 - I Had a Scary Medical Problem this Weekend, BELL'S PALSY



Sunday I thought I was having a Stroke. Monday afternoon I went to the Madison Valley Medical Center here in Ennis Montana where I live. I spent Monday and Tuesday nights there. Went through every test and procedure you can imagine to find out what happened to me. Found out this morning it wasn't a Stroke, but was Bell's Palsy. It only affected my left side of my face..so I talk funny for now.. I'll be fine.. It will just take time. The Doctors and Nurses, as well as Others who Work There, were very kind Helpful, and Knowledgeable. Full Service and Equipment God Truly walks with them More about Bell's Palsy can be read about here..

Monday, March 12, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker Boots and final Cleanup



Final day on the Hiker. Had her hiking shoes to create and cleaning up rough areas o the clay. It goes to the foundry tomorrow.. I need to photograph it first.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker Creating Camera and her Hands



This figure of a Hiker will be holding a camera in her right hand. I've never sculpted a camera before, so this is new for me, and stepping out of my comfort zone. Especially making it about an three quarter of an inch wide.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker - Touching up Her Face and Then Creating Her Pants



Started by adjusting the bridge of her nose, ear detail... then onto her pants. I searched the web for a woman in about the same stance, wearing Levis to get the wrinkles in the pants legs.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker - Shoulder Straps and Blouse



Adding shoulder straps and other straps to the Backpack. Then I started to create the blouse she's wearing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker - Sculpting the Backpack



I've put off creating the backpack for days now.. It was scary.. I've never created a back pack.. but to do one that has to be a particular one.. it was daunting.. But alas, I did ok. Patience and talent.. (well patience anyway), got me through. Oh, just so you know.. Took me 5 hours to create this video.. Render It, then to upload it to YouTube. Never mind the hours of sculpting cut down from a 12.5 Gig video to a 2.5 gig finished product..

Friday, March 2, 2018

Creating a Woman Hiker Creating the Back Pack for the Figure Today



I'm creating a bronze of a woman hiker. today I created the starting of her Back pack, using Taxidermy Foam.

Creating a Woman Hiker Attaching Her Face to Her Head and Started form...



I'm creating a bronze of a woman hiker. I took the face I'd been working on separately from the figure and attached it to the figure. Working away from the figure, I didn't know how it was going to look when joined to that figure.. would it be to small or to big.. Well it was perfect. Then while waiting for the clay to soften I cleaned tools an ate dinner.. Once the clay was soft enough I started to block in the figure of the Lady.