Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Approaching Storm Detailing Finished One Horse Setting up the Second H...



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

Approaching Storm Detailing Working on the front Horse Today



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

Approaching Storm Detailing Brother Stops by Gold Panning on the Rub...



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

Approaching Storm Getting it ready for the Foundry Day 1



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.

Putting the Video Together for Part 2 of my Instructional DVD on Creatin...



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

Putting the Video Together for my Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse ...



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

Finished my Horse for my Instructional DVD and Starting Another Project



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.