Bronze Art Blog

My blog postings usually describe my Work in Progress activities, but I will occassionally post interesting event notices or other items related to this website. Subscribe to my blog to receive an email when I post new work.

Stagecoach 5

 

This is my last Work-in-Progress posting for my stagecoach. I cast a harness for the horses and have essentially completed the sculpture with the exception of applying a patina and final finishing. I attached a horizontal bar or “singletree” to the stagecoach so that I could fit the harness traces. The traces are the side […]

Stagecoach 4

 

I have now cast two horses for my stagecoach. These horses are 1:18 scale and weigh over 600 grams bronze each. The horses are a matched pair as they were fabricated from the same mould but I adjusted the pose and sculpted new wax versions to make different variations. Due to their size these horses […]

Stagecoach 3

 

I have now cast the stagecoach wheels and axles and roof rails and steps. This essentially completes the coach, except for the three storage boxes I have yet to cast. And the horses, of course. I will post another entry when the work is almost complete. The following pictures show progress so far. The stagecoach […]

Stagecoach 2

 

I have made some progress with my stagecoach. I had previously cast and assembled the frame and had cast the floor pieces in bronze. One of the rear seat extension brackets didn’t fully cast due to a sprue error, so I had to recast this piece in my next casting session. The next casting was […]

Stagecoach 1

 

I am beginning to cast a new work that will be a bronze stagecoach. This stagecoach is intended to be a submission to the Calgary Stampede for 2020. I am basing this casting on a wooden model kit. At the moment I am not planning on casting the horses for the stagecoach. These will be […]

ArtPoint Gallery Opening

 

On June 7, 2019, I will have my first gallery opening for my bronze works. Many of you are aware of my bronze casting work. I would like to personally invite you to my first gallery exhibition,  Unseen, at the ArtPoint Gallery in Inglewood, 1038 17 Ave SE, Calgary, from June 7 to June 29, […]

Pirate Fairy 2

 

My Pirate Fairy is now 99% finished. Tiki, the fairy, was coloured with some green enamel. I abandoned my original idea to use some black tourmaline as a feature stone on this sculpture when the stone fractured while drilling to set a pin. Instead, I used a wonderfully fine piece of iron pyrite. The coin […]

Gal Gadot 4

 

I have essentially finished my Wonder Woman, the Gal Gadot version, with mirror. I am quite pleased with how it has turned out. This work will be called Spiegelbild im Spiegel. The name is a reflection of Spiegel im Spiegel by Arvo Pärt, a simple arpeggio on the piano combined with a slow-moving melody line […]

Brass Monkey 2

 

My brass monkey sculpture is almost finished. In my previous posting I had shown the work without a cast figurine. However, on second thought, I decided to cast another pirate wench for this work as I thought it needed a focus piece. This work is now a sister piece to my “Protecting the Booty” sculpture. […]