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STELLA

This is a pencil drawing that I did for my brother and sister-in-law.

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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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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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THE MAKING OF “HIGH DESERT ELK” – Part 4

Rubber latex being sprayed on sections.

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