Cleaning and Protecting Outdoor Bronze Sculptures
You might be noticing your once beautiful and glamorous 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 here to share with you an approach on […]
My Lost-Wax Bronze Sculpture Process
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 Ill be discussing dates back as far as early Egyptian dynasties.
Step 1 An Original Design
We dont actually create the original design in bronze. […]
The Rare One-of-A-Kind Bronze
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 […]
Welcome to the Monkey Farm!
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 Ill be sending some love to the Monkey Farm.
Located just a few minutes from Ocotal […]
View from the Summer Art Market
Heres a quick look at a unique local show: the Summer Art Market (SAM), put on by the Denver Art Students League (ASL). It’s a wonderful weekend for many first-time artists along with us long-in-the-tooth professionals.
Whats the Deal with SAM?
What I love about this show is how it gives new and aspiring art students from the ASL the opportunity to […]
A Day at the Denver Arts Festival
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 […]
Scenes from Belleville
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 1921) 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 […]
What’s New? Three Pieces!
The Joys of the Artist’s Off-Season
As another show season starts I thought I’d reflect on what it means to an artist to have some down time. I’m lucky in that I typically have several months off between my last show of one year and the first of the next.
Not every artist has that luxury. I know several who do a show practically every weekend. […]