Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cleaning up The Trouble Maker



I started this bust September 14th, 2012. It's been sitting around collecting dust since then. I've decided to clean it up and get it to the foundry to get an updated bid on casting it in Bronze. I'll also take a piece I did last year of Sitting Bull to get a bid on when I take several of my clays in next week to get bids on. This will help me put accurate selling prices on all of them.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Preparing my Studio for Photos and an Interview for a Major Western Art ...



I was contacted this morning by the publisher of a Major Western Art Magazine, letting me know they'd like to do something on my studio. they've done this on other artists as well. People are interested in where artists create. So today is cleaning and straightening.

Monday, April 24, 2017

I've Produced Reviews of the 9 Instructional DVDs I have to offer for Sale

I decided to make video reviews of each of my 9 Instructional DVDs so people can see a brief review on each in 3 to almost 6 minutes each.
You can purchase any or all of these by going to the top right of the right column and clicking on the drop down menu.

ANNOUNCING MY SPECIAL OFFER WHEN YOU PURCHASE ALL OF MY DVDS

Review of my Instructional DVD CREATING THE PLAINS WARRIOR
Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A BUST OF A VIKING

Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FULL HORSE AND RIDER


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A LIFE SIZE PORTRAIT


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FULL FIGURE OF A MOUNTAIN MAN


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING SWEETGRASS, CLAY TO BRONZE


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A FEMALE HOLDING A BABY


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, CREATING A HORSES HEAD IN CLAY


Below is a Review of my Instructional DVD, A tour of a foundry, CLAY TO BRONZE



Friday, April 21, 2017

Attaching The Three Feathers To The Scalplock



Attaching the three feathers into the wax Top Knot of the Scalplock to make it one unit that can be detached by the foundries mold maker. Keeping the feathers in their set positions. Then painting the wax to match the clay.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Working in Wax Making the Top Part of the Scalplock



Slow but sure this piece takes shape. To support the weight of the wax feathers I have to create a wax hair piece for them to mount in. So today, I was trying to figure out how to do that. I also like the idea that at the foundry, when they mold the feathers, they can remove the whole feather unit to mold separate.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Creating a Scalplock



I asked the expert of all things Native American, Michael Badhand, "How would the feathers be attached on the back of the warrior's head?" He said they'd be stuck into his "Scalplock". So today was spent creating the Scalplock and texturing the hair. Finally attaching the feathers. I'm really like the feel now. Much more than when he had a Buffalo Headdress on.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Hair and Feather Arraignment



The feathers I painted on Friday are ready for mounting. I just have to figure the best arraignment for them. How I arrange them will determine how dramatic this piece will eventually look. First I have to continue with the hair. How that's designed can make or break the total design of the piece.