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I got to ride in a 1947 Willy’s Jeep! 

Installed a casting of “The Trooper” a couple of days ago, outside of Santa Fe. We took the piece out of my pickup and loaded it into this 1947 Willy’s Jeep and maneuvered it into position. Good folks, fun ride. Nothing like nature’s vista to enhance a piece. 

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The Fringe Side of the Old West

In the studio. Still a month to go on this bad boy. 

I love the fringe side of the old west. Truly, conquistadors roamed the North American continent centuries before a cowboy ever through a loop over a steer. 
“For Spain, Glory and Gold”
Below,  I included a video with this post. I pray it works, as I would like to include more in future posts. 

  
 


6am and on the road….

So, I had the folks at the foundry begin a piece for me. They welded an armature together, put foam over it, trimmed the foam and applied the initial layer of clay. I arrived at the foundry (6 AM) to have them load it on my trailer. I figured it best to drive it to the studio in the cool of the morning. I’m quite certain this piece will be in the clay for about a year before it’s finished. It’s going to be a cowboy riding hell bent for leather on his horse. 
I thought it be fun to pull over in Sardine Canyon, south of Logan, and take a picture.  

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“Canyon Winds”

“Canyon Winds”
  
The clay, on the left, is headed to the foundry tomorrow. I thought it’d be fun to show how it will look as a completed bronze, with wood base and cast tag. 
 

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New Sculpture “From out of the storage unit”

Ok sculpture fans…….and those who can identify with procrastination. 

Here’s a piece I’ve had in the clay for seven years. Probably, six of those years I haven’t touched it. It’s just been taking up space in storage units or at my studio. About a month ago my wife said, “Why don’t you finish ‘Not even a whisper’?” I thought, “heck why not!”

I really am considering the title, “Wisdom lives to fight another day”

15″ high x 29″ wide



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“Base Ball” / “The fringe side of the old west”.

I’ve had the grandest time researching and creating this piece. As early as I can find, baseball made its way out west as early as 1860 (San Francisco). I found baseball clubs in Texas and Colorado…..probably mining towns.

I drew a lot from old photos. Guys in bare feet and overalls touched my heart. Straw hats, quilted pants, small leather belts around ankles (to hold pants tight) all found their way into this piece.

I do love the fringe side of the old west.

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Another bozzetti

It’s fun to make two or three bozzetti’s at the same time. One of my mentors, Stanley Bleifeld, taught me to do that. In one of his classes we started with clay and in 15 minutes we had to have a small sketch completed.

Oft times I find that the honesty and spontaneity of the smaller clay sketches works are better than the larger bronzes.

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Bozzetti

Even though I’ve been making small sketches for decades, I never new there was a word for it. The word is BOZZETTI. It means, “a small sketch”. Many artist will use a bozzetti to work out compositional problems for a major work of art.

I wanted to do another poker game and put the setting in a bunk house.

Here is my 45 min sketch. I’ll spend a couple months making it larger.

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