Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Beginning Of The Militia Soldier #2 In The Series

Here are the beginning steps to my second soldier. The Militia.

He will be dressed in the Rifleman coat, pants, gaiters, shirt and tie, tri-corner hat. Full accessories to include musket, powder horn, possibles bag, haversack, knifes, bayonet, and throwing axe.

Humm, that sounds like what I wear. I do have good reference.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I Have Cast The First Continental Soldier

Final Cast

3rd Step Make Plaster Shell Over Mold
1st Step Original Clay
2nd Step Make the Rubber Mold
4th Step Cold Cast Pour of Resin/Bronze
Shell, Mold and Clay

Sunday, March 26, 2017

It's Been Awhile, It Is Now March 2017!

Wow, time flies when you are busy.

Nancy and I took a Major trip last year in Oct. a month in Italy.

We took our two adult daughters for the first week, they left their kids and husbands in Oregon. Did all of the touristy things as they had never been to Italy, or Europe. Rome, Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence and Venice. Then we put them on the plane and Nancy and I spent 14 more days in an apartment in Florence, then rented a car and for a week we drove around Tuscany.
Home at the end of Oct and dropped out until the Holidays.

I have started several paintings of the trip since Jan. of this year, but have not finished any. I got involved in a monumental project instead and that has been taking up most of my time this year.

I have re-designed the Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial in Beaverton, Oregon for the Sons of the American Revolution and their partners. And, I am sculpting three life-size soldiers to be cast in bronze for the Memorial. Here is the design of one side of six walls, and ideas for the three soldiers. Check out the website for the Memorial see more about the project.

Also, I have just finished the first figure, the Continental Soldier in a small clay
maquette size 14", and we are thinking about casting these and selling them to help fund the Memorial. I will have to price them out at a foundry to see what the costs will be. This is the first maquette of the CS as I am sure I will massage it until it is just right. Then I will sculpt it life-size in clay, probably make my own molds and send it off to the foundry for casting.

Here is what I have so far.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Wow, What a Last Few Months

These last few months have been mega creative.

Two new paintings of the National Parks series. The book Behind the Paint - National Parks 2014 is in the final edit, once corrected, then off to the press and on to Amazon.

Plus I have completed two of the three new pinch model sculptures of my couples series. The last sculpture # 3 is almost completed. I say that considering it has taken me four days and I have torn it apart at least a dozen times. It was speaking to me, but I was not listening. I think I am finally in tune with the clay again.

The paintings are ready to go to the galleries, and the sculptures will be ready for me to make the molds and cold cast (bonded bronze) them myself.

Here then are my latest creations. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have in creating them.

My new paintings:


My new sculptures:
Couples #1-Front
Couples #1- Back
Couples #1 - Side

Couples #2 - Front
Couples #2 - Back
Couples #2 - Side

Monday, January 11, 2016

A new year brings new possibilities

Over the years I have been asked to do some sculptures of Couples. This year is the year. Infact I have almost completed my first one. 

I thought I would do them as a Pinch Model series, that way without a lot of upfront money spent I can produce three or four new pieces for the galleries. If people like them and want larger ones in hot cast bronze, I can create them and have the money from the clients to pay for the foundry. If there is no interest in the series, or in larger ones, no big money lost. 
Having a good time on this series.

Monday, December 14, 2015

December, 2015 Finally success.

Five new paintings completed, four from my National Parks trip and one from a trip several years ago in Bend, Oregon.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Moved to the Big City

November, 2015
The new studio is put together and I have started painting again. Thrown out the three I have been working on and starting over. Don't know why I  can't seem to finish a painting, but I have started again.

August, 2015
Decided to move back to the Portland area to be closer to our kids and grand-kids. Moving the end of this month, so work has been put on hold. Good news is that my studio space has more than doubled and I can run out and within minutes buy art supplies I run out of instead of ordering them online and having to wait a week. looking forward to just  browsing in an art store again.