Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
After finishing the painting of the cherries, I wanted a break from painting and started on some sculptures. The first was a request for a Raven from a neighbour (photo below of the end result). Customer was very pleased. (Approx. size 12" high 12" wide 5" deep)
The following piece is a Great Horned Owl. The first photo is the roughing out of the body of the owl, followed by the finished piece. Both the Raven and Owl are sculpted using Brazilian Soapstone. (Approx. size 16" high 12" deep 10" wide)
The last piece I recently completed. I have included a photo of the maquette that I made for this sculpture . The stone is Chlorite,and is pale green when you are working it. When you start polishing it with wax or oil it changes to black with just a hint of green, a beautiful stone to work with, I was able to great detail with it as it's harder than soapstone.
( Maquette is approx. 4" long Sculpture is approx. 12" long 7.5" high 5" deep
Maquette for sculpture
Sunday, April 13, 2008
finally the Napoleon Brandy, which was a much appreciated Christmas gift.
Now that the painting is complete I am very happy with the outcome. I like the way that the light reflects off the different bottles. I am pleased with the refractions of the lables that appear on the wine glass and the scotch bottle and particularly pleased with the abstract elements in the reflections.
The working title of the painting has never quite sat right with me and Noreen had suggest that as these are things that I like that I change the title to "A few of my favorite things", which I think says it all!
Now it is time for a change and I am putting on my sculptor's hat (actually that should be sculptor's cover-alls - its a dusty job). I will keep you posted.
Monday, March 31, 2008
I composed this still life using a variety of different bottles out of my liquor cabinet and set them up to see how the different styles and color reflect the light. You will note that some bottles have more liquor in them than others, in fact one of them is empty hence "After Dinner".
I will post my work in progress on a regular basis.