Work in Progress

This Summer August 2017
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on 13th August 2017
 
This summer 2017 I am spending a bit of time working out in the sierra foothills. I begin my day at 5:30 AM to focus on my work. Although I am sorely missing the city (S.F.), I will immerse myself once I return.I’ve completed the Diebenkorn series of 7 works of various sizes where I appropriate his color palette. Below is my rather small...

January 2017
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on 3rd January 2017
 
In the studio painting the new bronze Blue Cranes. A departure for me, trying specialist metal paint on bronze instead of the unreliable pale patinas. The two Blue Cranes and a Heron will go outside in the South African sunshine, so white and grey patinas would not last. Naturalist painting is proving to be fun, although I am probably poisoning...

December 2016
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on 3rd January 2017
 
Repatinating Sitting Piglet at the foundry.

October 2016
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on 29th October 2016
 
I've still got both original white plaster Staffie and the black bronze Staffie in my studio. The difference in colour changes the form enormously. And so difficult to photograph the black version. I am working at the moment in some quite rough black clay (actually it is a dark reddish purple colour until it is fired), modeling a head portrait...

September 2016
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on 20th October 2016
 
Patinating at Bronze Age foundry, this is an oversized Geometric Tortoise in black - 'liver' - and polished bronze. Some big birds to follow.

August 2016
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on 3rd September 2016
 
Spending the summer down at the seaside doing a little stone carving. This is a plaque for my friends' mother. York stone is a bit crumbly and I have lost several noses, chins and letters. The relief is getting deeper and deeper.

July 2016
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on 3rd September 2016
 
I've made a pair of guinea pigs in clay, ready to take to the foundry now. Why? I don't know, but they are a good size - life size - and have some interesting problems to solve, abstract forms and quirky features...

April 2016
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on 3rd September 2016
 
Big birds in the studio for a Cape Town water cascade. Lovely commission to make a Grey Heron and two Blue Cranes to go with the Geometric Tortoise - all local wildlife in South Africa. big plaster birds heading off to the foundry any day.