Moving on..

I have been pretty busy the last few weeks selling one house and buying another. That whole thing went quite a bit better than I expected – at least, it seems so now. My wife and I are soon to be newly empty nesting and are moving to New England (some promise I supposedly made several years ago).

Anyway, I am still getting a chance to carve occasionally and I am working on a couple of new things. But, I haven’t had time to get any images so I thought I would post up a few shots from a portrait class I attended a few days ago.

I try to treat myself to a couple of intense courses every year. So far, I have selected classes to learn more about anatomy as well as form. The first two were taught using oil based clay while the most recent was with water based.

I waited a year for the chance to get into this one. It was taught by Philippe Faraut in Loveland, CO. Just 3 days, but packed with an amazing amount of information and experience. Philippe is an extraordinarily talented artist as well as a fabulous teacher. I would highly recommend getting a seat in anything available if you are even remotely interested in sculpting – hobbyists to professional.

Take a look at the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzBs3PM2W_4

http://www.philippefaraut.com/portrait.html

This is my first ever full size portrait in clay. We spent about 4 hours all together working from a live model on this. Not to bad of a start, but at least I learned some new skills and will be practicing as much as possible.

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