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.

Western Gold Mine 1

 

I am starting a new, completely original sculpture that will replicate an old 1890’s western gold mine. I am creating this work as another piece that I may submit to the Calgary Stampede in July, 2020. This work will be at 1:18 scale and similar in size to my Stagecoach sculpture. My plans are to […]

Stagecoach 6

 

I have finished my bronze stagecoach complete with 4 horses. These are my final pictures. This work was created for a submission to the Calgary Stampede Art Show and Sale in July 2020. I started making the casting moulds for this work in June, 2019. The four horses complete with harness contain 2.7 kilograms of […]

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. 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 custom made if I decide to sculpt these later. This casting will be my […]

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 […]