Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Took the Viking bust to the foundry to get a bid on the mold and bronze production it would incur. I also was told that, "Somewhere a Cowboy's Walkin", was being welded together. So I took the opportunity to get a video of that.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
After making the armature, using Aluminum Armature Wire from Sculpture Depot, my friend and client, Todd and I work out the pose.
It will be the, Border Collie/Blue Heeler Dog, that was his friend and pet for over 13 years. He'll be sitting on a rocky surface. Todd, an X Navy Seal, goes off into the mountains for walks, to keep in shape and Sam was always by his side. It would be a familiar pose to Todd.
Monday, September 28, 2015
Using Aluminum Armature Wire from Sculpture Depot, I make the armature for the Dog sculpture I'll be doing of my friend's pet, who passed away, almost 2 months ago.
Sam was his name and he was cherished by everyone who knew him.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
I'm finished with my old clay and I'm now starting to work with Chavant once again. I used Chavant back in the early 70s, and got to the point when I'd order it, the gentleman in Red Bank New Jersey got to know my voice..
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I just finished my Instructional DVD on creating a Bust of a Viking.. Had a great time making it and hope you'll enjoy it as well...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
I am retiring one of my Instructional DVDs, "Creating a Small Male Bust" video, and I'm going to replace it with this new Video. "Creating a Small Male Bust" Was the very first DVD I ever did, an it was a good video.. but I just think I can do better. Here's a Peek at part 4 of my new instructional DVD
I am retiring one of my Instructional DVDs, "Creating a Small Male Bust" video, and I'm going to replace it with this new Video. "Creating a Small Male Bust" Was the very first DVD I ever did, an it was a good video.. but I just think I can do better. Here's a Peek at part 3 of my new instructional DVD
Monday, September 21, 2015
I am retiring one of my Instructional DVDs, "Creating a Small Male Bust" video, and I'm going to replace it with this new Video. "Creating a Small Male Bust" Was the very first DVD I ever did, an it was a good video.. but I just think I can do better. Here's part 2's Peek at the Video.
Friday, September 18, 2015
I am retiring one of my Instructional DVDs, "Creating a Small Male Bust" video, and I'm going to replace it with this new Video.
"Creating a Small Male Bust" Was the very first DVD I ever did, and it was a good video.. but I just think I can do better.
I'll be updating little peeks at the video as I work on it.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Went to Northwest Art Castings in Bozeman Montana to check on the progress of the bronze I ordered hear the end of last month.
Somewhere a Cowboy's Walkin
It's not only in wax but they're making the ceramic mold of the waxes. It'll be in bronze this week and the first part of next week.. which means it should done and colored week after next.
Friday, September 11, 2015
I was commissioned by my artist friend, Todd Connor, to do a portrait of his dog, Sam, who had to be put to sleep a few weeks back.
It's hard to try and capture a friends memories in clay, but alas, that's what artists have to do occasionally.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Spent a short time on my warrior, "Uprising", and then got a call from an artist friend. He's asked me to do a portrait of a pet.. More than a pet, a member of his family, his dog, Sam. He had to be put to sleep a couple of weeks ago, and my friend want's me to do a portrait to be cast into bronze of him. Actually two portraits.. One small and another a bit larger.
So I'm setting "Uprising" aside for a few days.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I took a video from 2013, where I reviewed Chavant's LE BEAU TOUCHÉ HIGH MELT CLAY, and repoasted it here on Youtube.
Claude Chavant was a French chemist who developed Professional Plasteline in 1892. He founded the company named Chavant at that time. The Plasteline name was trademarked in 1927. Chavant's been a leader in creating professional clays for a very long time.
You can purchase Chavant from Sculpture Depot in Loveland Colorado.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
I was sent a few samples of the large supply of clays from Chavant Clay Supply. This is the first review of their clay. In this I test the MONU-MELT clay. The Soft, Medium and hard versions of this clay.
MONU-MELT brings all of the qualities of Clayette 0 a sulfur-free, non-hardening, tack-free, odor-free, and flexible clay - into a formula that can be melted and applied to a CNC foam armature by brush. By popular demand this material has been introduced in a Dark Forest Green Color.
MONU-MELT should be melted in a range from 180 to 200 degrees F. Keeping the clay above 200 degrees F will result in bubbling of the liquid clay. This bubbling is mostly aesthetic, and will not affect the characteristics of the cool clay.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Studio is finally set up. I'll be working in it again this coming week. I received two boxes of samples and some clothing from Chavant Clay Modeling Products. I'll be talking and giving my opinion on the samples sent to me. Chavant sent clothing as well.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Reworked the face of the warrior. It was amazing to see how just adding some eyebrow, changed his whole look.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Worked on the right leg and got the fringe finished on that one. Then I turned my attention to the face. I got frustrated with what I was doing on the face and decided to quit before I ended up tearing it all up..
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Used my GoPro today, but had trouble editing on my computer. My video program has a hard time handling the high quality. So probably won't be using it again for a little while. I worked mostly on the Moccasins and the left leg's leggings today. Adding fringe to the legging, using my Pasta Machine.