Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
I've decided not to add any more horses to this piece. I feel anymore would be to much. I'll be making me a jig to work on each horse head seperate from their necks. It just makes it easier to work on them individually. I'll try and figure out how I'll make that work over the next day.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Spent Friday evening and Saturday afternoon working on 4 more small horse armatures. This evening I added two of the 4 horses to the sculpture.. I'm liking how this piece is turning out. Still not sure if it will turn out though. I'm thinking that when it comes to revisiting the horses already blocked in, I might work on their heads separate from their bodies.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
I had two more horses in the wax stage to add to the herd. I am liking how this is looking.. Details well be added once I get the design worked out.. So I'll be getting at least 3 more horse armatures ready for next time..
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
During the Gallery Opening in Ennis Montana, the Black Jack Ranch Gallery, I worked on adding clay to several of the wax horses. Today, I started to place them into position on the wire armature.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Black Jack Ranch had it's opening today in Ennis Montana.. Here's a video of that opening.. and ribbon cutting
Friday, June 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018
I started today on the first of the horses, already partially in wax, and got to a point where i decided to use clay on top of the wax. Just easier to see detail in the light colored clay. Wax is a great medium to work in.. It's very temperamental to work with though. Clay is softer but easier to form.
Friday, June 8, 2018
I got all seven of the horse armatures ready to have wax applied to them. Wax is like clay.. just very dark, so it makes seeing detail hard.. and the dang stuff is sticky if to warm.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Today I'm starting the wire armatures for 7 horses. I'll make the armatures out of Bailing Wire. Google "Bailing Wire" to order you some. Every sculptor needs this in their studio.
Making Small Horse Armatures Tonight