Monthly Archives: October 2011

GREAT GIFTS!!!

This is a pencil drawing I did for my stepson and his wife last Christmas. If you are interested in something like this, please let me know. I did something similar for my stepson’s Commanding Officer in May. He commissioned … Continue reading

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BULLOCK’S ORIOLE

This is my most recent piece.  The original was done in oil and resides at the Turpin Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY.  Purchase information for the original and for Giclee on Canvas reproductions can be found in the CATALOG.

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A TREK THROUGH TIME

I recently finished this original in oil, as well.  It also resides at the Turpin Gallery in Jackson Hole.  Purchase information can be found in the CATALOG.  Currently, no reproductions exist of this piece.  If you would be interested in … Continue reading

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BLACK GOLD

This piece was done with pencil as a commission and is not available for purchase. If you are interested in commissioning a painting or drawing, please contact me. I would love to make your ideas a reality!  The subject used … Continue reading

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 10

“High Desert Elk” monument in place.  It was later landscaped with sage, grasses, and trees.

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 9

It was hoisted onto a hand picked natural stone base.  Steel pegs extending through the legs of the figure were cemented with epoxy into pre-drilled holes.  It took five hours to drill three holes.

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 8

Piece being hauled in by truck and trailer and elevated by crane.

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 7

The petina process (coloration).

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 6

Elk in raw metal.  The individual sections of the mold are painted with wax to about a 1/4 inch thickness.  The wax sections are removed from mold and invested with further shell material.  They are then placed in a kiln … Continue reading

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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 5

Rubber is later sprayed with a chemical blend that forms a rock hard shell.  After drying, the sections are removed individually and the original sculpture is basically destroyed.

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