Monday, July 24, 2017

Approaching Storm The Clay is ---FINISHED---



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

Approaching Storm Working on the Front Legs and Chest



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

Approaching Storm Continuing to Fine Tune



Short day of sculpting. My right hand really hurts at times and I had to call it quits because of that today. I'll be fine tomorrow.. If I start earlier, it won't hurt as bad.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Update on the Instructional DVD CREATING A HORSE a two DVD set



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

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.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Finishing my Horse for my Instructional DVD on Creating a Horse from Scr...



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.