Have you ever inherited a bronze sculpture or found something at a thrift sale and wondered how to get your bronze art appraised? Just like paintings, bronze art can and should be appraised. Appraising a bronze sculpture can be challenging, but not impossible. Here are some tips for getting a valuation for your bronze piece!
You might be noticing your once beautiful and glamourous bronze garden sculpture is no longer as brilliant as when you first purchased it. Don’t worry! There is a simple solution. Some dealers out there will recommend a complex cleaning process or try to sell you severely marked up cleaning solutions. We’re […]
Making a bronze sculpture is a challenging but rewarding task. It allows you to showcase your creativity in one of the most beautiful and oldest metal alloys on the planet. The “lost wax” casting method I’ll be discussing dates back as far as early Egyptian dynasties.
Step 1 — An Original Design
One question we hear a lot is “I’ve got this damaged bronze statue. How can I repair it?” Before we get to specific techniques a key thing that people forget to investigate before attempting to repair their bronze sculpture is whether it is made from real bronze. There are a lot of impersonators out there, so let’s start by testing […]
In an earlier blog I described what limited and open editions mean. They are the two most common bronze sculpture types.
Today I want to tackle a more unusual topic!
In the world of bronze the rarest type you’ll find is a one-of-a-kind sculpture. This means there is only one of that particular sculpture in existence, making it […]
This is a quick kind of off-topic blog about an amazing organization I came across during a recent trip to Costa Rica. I donate a percentage of my profits each year to various organizations and this year I’ll be sending some love to the Monkey Farm.
Located just a few minutes from Ocotal Beach in Guanacaste […]
Here’s a quick and somewhat belated look at my most recent show: the Summer Art Market (SAM), put on by the Denver Art Students League (ASL). It was a wonderful weekend for many first-time artists along with us long-in-the-tooth professionals.
What’s the Deal with SAM?
What I love about this show is how it gives new and aspiring art students from the […]
The weeks are flashing by and I’m going to be participating in another show tomorrow. Amazing how time does fly.
But before heading out I wanted to look back and share some experiences at the recent Denver Arts Festival. I’ve done this show for many years starting when it was located at the Denver Pavilions on the 16th street mall and […]
One of the delightful aspects of participating in art shows is engaging with the folks attending by choice, mishap, or as their employment. At the Art On The Square show in Belleville, IL (May 19–21) I had the opportunity to experience all that plus some.
I write this to give insight into some slightly different aspects of the artist experience when […]