Monday, July 24, 2017
Putting the finishing touches to the clay today. Delivering it to the foundry on Tuesday of this week. I'm making a change in how I video my work for Youtube. A person who purchased my Instructional DVDs asked a pertinent Question, "Why am I paying for one of your DVDs, when I can get information for free on Youtube". I must say, I've been struggling with that question as well. So I'm making a change in how much I put on Youtube in the future. You'll still see progress on what I'm doing and small snippets of me working on clays, but I won't be putting up videos showing me working fully on the clays. I do have Instructional DVDs where I spend hours going into detail of what I'm doing to create my clays. You can get valuable information on those DVDs.. You can review the ones I have now here at this link.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Continued cleaning up and fine tuning the front legs. I never really finished the clay about 3 years ago. So basically, I am finishing up the clay for the foundry.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
I received a special order from UPS, of 100 Thinline Double DVD Cases for the Instructional DVDs CREATING A HORSE, that will be a two DVD set.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Putting the finishing touches on the horse I've been working on for my Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from Scratch. I'll finish the clay tonight and then spend next week editing my video down from hours to one or two DVDs of an hour and a half each. I'll decide if I'll do one or two DVDs as I edit. I'll let you all know as soon as I've got the DVD or DVDs ready for sale.