Thursday, February 23, 2012

Odds and Ends

Just finishing up the move to my studio today. Will be setting up on Saturday and then next week, back on my clay.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Studio is in Transition - I'll be moving the rest of this Week

See you all Next week, when I get back to work on putting period cloths on, Captain John Lovewell. I'll be moving back from my house bedroom to my studio, 3 miles from my home. Lovewell's piece will just be to big to work on in my small room at home. Besides, it's time to get back into my real studio. Hopefully, I'll be back on the clay Monday next week.

Monday, February 20, 2012

TruForm Armatures Newest 1/6 th Life Size Horse Armature Shown for the First Time

TruForm on their horse armatures..
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Four Bears Finishing him up - Video start to finish

Four Bears and Worth Many Horses are two figures that make up the piece, The Courtship.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Delightful Day Hiking on a Local Cattle Ranch - Till I Slipped on Ice

Got together with friends yesterday, on a large cattle ranch near Three Forks Montana, for a little hike along the Jefferson River. It was such a beautiful day. I stepped onto a froze stream, that didn't look like a frozen stream but just more snow covered ground. I feet slipped and I hurt my right knee area. So I'm nursing my leg for a few days.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Worth Many Horses Finishing her up - Video start to finish

Started this piece on October 1, 2010. I've sold a couple of sets of this and the male that goes with her. So I'm getting them ready for the foundry.
I include in this video a visual history of it's creation.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Capt John Lovewell's 1725 Clothing Arrived Today

Receiving and shipping today.. Received, the 1725 period clothing, that I ordered today.
The clothing was made by Niel Redmond, Little Orleans MD.
Went around showing people the clothing that asked to see it when I got it.. so no sculpting I'm afraid again. Still not feeling great but I had to get out of bed and just get busy. I may have overdone it.

Pictures of the painting of Capt. John Lovewell finished and in the current John Lovewells Lodge on Lake Tahoe California. This was painted by John Buxton of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 New Female Figure Arrives Today.. A Friend's 1st Bronze

Got this email the other day

Mr. Lemon,
I'm so excited and couldn't wait to send these pictures to you. I feel like a kid in a candy store.(and I'm 67). As you can see, I finally put my little "Maidu Dancer" (California native) into bronze. Finished it last night with the foundry and will put a patina on it tonight. For my first clay to bronze ever, I'm pleased. You do know that you're my inspiration. Following your blog I've learned so much and I can't say enough "thank you's " , so... thank you again for your encouragement.
I should have started this 30 years ago!

from Rocklin, Ca

These are photos of his finished bronze.