Over the years, I've done many quick-draw sculptures and some are better than others. One of my favorites was recently created at the Cody show in Sept. . . See post #319, Sept.26.
Unlike plein air painting, sculpture is typically a studio endeavor . . . warm, sunny conditions can present problems with wax and oil based clay adhering to the armature support. Furthermore, after the one-hour study is completed, the warm clay model must be transported - in a cooler - to the studio for mold and casting without damage to the structure or surface.
Thirteen of the moose quick-draw studies sold at the Cody auction and I was determined to cast the piece just as it had been modeled . . . with the same spontaneous and vigorous surface and with very little additional "tweaking" after I
returned to the studio. The castings are enroute to the collectors who requested them by Christmas.
Below, the Cody quick-draw moose study in the patina room at the foundry