Monday, October 26, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Plein Air in Yellowstone Park....

I went into the Park today and 'painted like a wild woman'! Dunraven Pass has closed and more roads will be closing soon, so the taste of painting in some of the more remote areas of the Park is particularly sweet right now. They will be inaccessible until Spring. The end is near. So I savor these adventures. And it's always an adventure, painting outside at this time of year in the Park. The weather can change in minutes... and it did! I saw beautiful fall weather to blustery winter weather. Today I painted under cloudy skies, sunny skies AND was snowed on. I painted Yellowstone Lake, while a herd of bison roamed the shore. I painted in Hayden Valley while an eagle soared overhead and I painted in heavy snow in the area of the Ice Lake trail. It was a good day!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

On to become bronze....

Scouting The Valley - wolf pair in clay

This is a sculpture of a wolf pair John has been working on for quite some time. It has been tweaked, changed, adjusted many times - but it is finally ready to be 'set in bronze'. That's a big step, since you really want to be sure it's EXACTLY as you'd like it. There's no changing it once it's bronzed - and it will last much longer than we will, so it's important to be a really great piece! And it is... if I do say so myself.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A new table lamp

North Country Table Lamp

Many years ago we created a pair of table lamps for a client in Maine. Recently he contacted us about making another lamp for him. It is such a treat to create another piece for a 'repeat customer' - knowing they have enjoyed our work all these years and want more - what a compliment!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

A fun adventure...

Like I've said, I'm not just a fair weather painter - I actually LIKE the messy days! So when it snowed in Bozeman this week, a friend and I headed to the mountains above, where there was even MORE snow... Hyalite Canyon. We 'cheated' and brought firewood, tea and soup... "cushy" plein air painting. We had a ball!