Monday, 28 December 2015

#692 Retrospective






SANDY SCOTT: A RETROSPECTIVE
Traveling Museum Exhibition Produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C.


TOUR ITINERARY


October 1 - December 31, 2015
Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs
Bonita Springs, FL
artcenterbonita.org

January 23 - April 24, 2016
Brookgreen Gardens
Murrells Inlet, SC
brookgreen.org

June 1 - August 31, 2016
Sternberg Museum of Natural History
Fort Hays State University
Hays, KS
sternberg.fhsu.edu

October 22, 2016 - April 30, 2017
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson Hole, WY




Shown below, on the cover of  the current "Art of the West",  is Reconnected . . .
a brilliant painting by  Logan Maxwell Hagege.  






Shown below and on the inside cover, is an ad for the Retrospective in the current issue of
 "Art of the West" magazine.





This blog has been temporarily suspended due to retrospective commitments but will post again soon.

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Monday, 21 December 2015

#691 Merry Christmas!



Merry Christmas from our house to yours!




We hope your Christmas is merry and bright . . . if you live in Wyoming, it's sure to be white!

Shown above is my little snowbound studio cabin along the Popo Agie River where I paint. 
The photo was taken this morning looking north from the sculpture design studio.




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Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish

Monday, 14 December 2015

#690 Deer antlers


Male members of the deer family, including moose and elk, grow antlers which are extensions of the skull.
Their main purpose is to attract females and to fight other males.  Antlers and shed and grow back every year.
When a buck is growing antlers, they are referred to as being in "velvet".
Along with moose and elk, the two other deer species found in Wyoming are Mule Deer and Whitetail.

Below are etchings showing the difference between a Mule Deer and Whitetail buck's antlers.
Notice the points on a muley's antlers split and fork in two directions while a Whitetail
 buck's antler points grow off of one main beam and do not fork.





Below, is a recent sculpture of a Whitetail entitled, "Swamp Buck".


Below, is an etching of a Mule Deer entitled, "The Itch".



Below, is a little oil study in progress of a Whitetail buck.



Below, is a sculpture of a Mule Deer head study.





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Monday, 7 December 2015

#689 White-tailed deer


Both Mule Deer and White-tailed deer are found in Wyoming but Mule Deer are more prevalent.
 I see muleys daily where I live in the Lander Valley located on the eastern slopes of the Wind River Range.
Occasionally, White-tails are to be found on the western slopes of the continental divide, but not often.
White-tails are typically considered an eastern deer but we have them and the further east you go from Wyoming,
the more common they become . . . the Rocky Mountains are the cut-off of their range to the west.

My studio is located on a river that flows into the eastern drainage of the Wind River and there is a resident herd
of White-tail deer a few miles northwest of us . . . we don't see them often but today a doe and a yearling
were out in the harsh, snowy weather.  Below, are images.














Below, are images of etchings entitled,"First Snow" and "White-tail in Snow".





Below, are images of sculptures entitled, "Swamp Buck" and "White-tail".

Swamp Buck


White-tail





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See post #616

Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish



Sunday, 29 November 2015

#688 Elk review



Elk (wapiti) are common where I live in Wyoming.
Shown below, are images of this magnificent member of the deer family.    

Wind River Descent

















Below, is a photo taken of elk about two miles from our cabin on the Wyoming/Colorado border.
This image was taken two weeks ago . . . a major snowstorm was imminent and the herd was leaving the high country.






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Monday, 23 November 2015

#687 Wild Turkey Review


This week's blog celebrates the Wild Turkey.


Below, are images of drawings, etchings, sculpture, and photos depicting America's Wild Turkey.









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 Tom



 Jake


Turkey Bookends
















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Blog, text, photos, drawings, and sculpture . . . © Sandy Scott and Trish


Monday, 16 November 2015

#686 New sculpture: "Silver Wings - Trumpeter Swan"

   "Silver Wings - Trumpeter Swan" is a new sculpture introduced in Cody this fall.  Please go to the search box and type in trumpeter swan for more information about the creation of this work . . . drawings and photos are shown. 

 Below are images of the work in progress in clay and the finished sculpture cast in bronze.







Shown below . . .  the flexible rubber mold in progress.



Shown below . . . silver nitrate being applied during the patina process at the foundry.



Shown below . . . two images of the completed and based bronze casting.







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