Tuesday, 26 May 2020

#754 "Guinea Fowl"



Original etching "Guinea Fowl"





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Thursday, 14 May 2020

#753 "Secretary Bird" con't . . .



Head study drawing of Secretary Bird from my sketchbook.
Tanzania, 2013





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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

#752 "Secretary Bird"


      During the Covid-19 virus shut down I find myself studio bound and 
      incarcerated like never before. I'm taking advantage of this time 
        by revisiting startups and works that were set aside for one reason or 
         another in years past and among the many is a head study of one of the 
                 most interesting birds I have ever encountered afield: 
                  The Secretary Bird.


"Secretary Bird"
10"H 10"W 6"D
 Edition Size 50

This head study is a nightmare for a mold maker and foundry to cast.  
                                                   We spent many hours consulting the foundry and relying 
                                                             on their assistance in the production process. 

This study is the result of an unforgettable trip to Tanzania several years ago with a group of artist friends:  Jan Martin McGuire, James Gary Hines,  John Agnew, Julie Askew, Robert Caldwell, Paul Dixon, Tony Pridham, and Dale Weiler. Trish and I were given our own guide and Land Rover,  spent time consuming hours at water holes in search of closeups and details of various species and returned home with over 15,000 digital images.  The Secretary Bird is famous for its long black head plumes, is a raptor closely related to the osprey and can be found stomping snakes in sub-Saharan African grasslands.  Please type in Secretary Bird in the white blog search box for more info on this subject.   


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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

# 751 "Night Owl"





Loose is how it looks . . . not how it's done.



"Night Owl"
11"H 9"W 7"D
Ed Size 35
1,500


This sketch is a workshop demo created from life at the Brookgreen Gardens zoo aviary.
While I do many clay sketches in the field, in the studio, and during workshops, I deem 
only a handful worthy of casting in bronze.  I modeled "Night Owl" in approximately 
25 minutes on a very warm, sunny day which caused the clay to be very soft and juicy.

For more information regarding loose modeling, type in "loose" in the white blog search box.



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Monday, 16 March 2020

#750 "Hen with a Little Treasure"



I created this new wall mount for my kitchen.  While the rooster gets all the glory - the hen 
does all the work.   I have had poultry for many years and know the value of fresh laid eggs.

"Hen With a Little Treasure"
Bas Relief Wall Mount
15"H 12"W 2"D
Ed Size 35
1,500

To see a bas-relief Wall Mount of a rooster go to blog post
#384 or type"Crowing Rooster" in the search box.





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

Thursday, 27 February 2020

#749 "Trout Pool"


My studio is located on a premier trout stream in Wyoming that is loaded with brown trout.
I often walk the river and know the deep trout pools by heart.

"Trout Pool"
Bas-relief Wall Mount
9"H 17"W 1.5"D
Ed. Size 35
1,500



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Sunday, 5 January 2020

#748 "The One That Got Away"





"The One That Got Away"
6"H 12"W 4"D
Ed Size 35
1,500

Above is the one that got away.


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

Saturday, 4 January 2020

#747 "Hooked"


With the Wyoming winter upon me,
 I'm dreaming of spring and Rocky Mountain streams.


 "Hooked"
6"H 11"W 5"D
Ed. Size 35
1,500



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