Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Life Sized Labrador Bronze cast

The Beautiful Life sized  Bronze Labrador
Set against the Hall and garden

If you wonder about the size...here she is with a large woolly coated Cavalier called Chloe!

More images of this beautiful Bronze Labrador Sculpture
The second number of Great Loyalty shown here outside Langar Hall

Here with the lovely Backdrop of this fine Country Hotel

And quickly making new friends
A fine sculpture in beautiful  surroundings

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Portrait Sculpture of West Highland White

The hair round the ears has been developed

Other details of hair have been reinforced and added.
It has been interesting to see the similarities and differences of the West Highland White Terrier to the Cairn Terrier ~ shape of head and muzzle, details of coat...

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Finer details to sculpture

Progress continues with the Westie Sculpture

You can see the different adding the coat has made to the shape of the front legs

The portrait of the West Highland White dog progresses little by little, with details to the coat on his head and over his eyes.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Life sized Labrador now in wax

Details of the portrait of the Labrador now in wax at the foundry are checked.

The close up shows the swirls of the hair from the ear down onto the neck.

Paws and caws and fine areas carefully examined and nade good.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Life Sized working female Labrador Sculpture

Life Sized Female working Labrador

Safely delivered to the foundry

To give an indication of the appearance in Bronze, black and white images have been made

The Life Sized sculpture of the working labrador is receiving the final details of expression and coat texture

The young labrador is sitting, head turned slightly, alert and attentive.....

You can see the classic depth of chest and muscles of a fit young dog

"Many thanks to all the breeders and judges who have helped inform the sculpture and give advice to me on the characteristics of the working labrador" JOEL

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

West Highland White Sculpture

Characteristic longer wavy coat on legs and stomach

The fur on his neck starts to show.

More detail to the head and coat

West Highland White Sculpture progressing

This is the lovely expression to capture

Alert ears and characteristic hair developing by the eyes

The start of the details of this special dog's face

Early days in this portrait of a very special dog.... lying relaxed but alert and with that sense of fun and interest...

25cm long - twenty pence piece gives the scale

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Life sized Labrador Dog

Study and work has begun for the latest life sized sculpture...a seated Labrador bitch, alert and ready for action.

Follow the story of the study and making of this special dog.
Work is progressing well and we are adding the details to the musculature and then the fine characteristics of expression
Many thanks to all those who have helped in the making of the working Labrador sculpture...judges, breeders and trainers...and enthusiasts.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Cairn Terrier compared with Portrait Sculpture

The Cairn can be compared to the finished sculpture in clay, and above the cast bronze portrait sculpture finished and now presented to the proud owners.

The mould was taken and the next stage was for JOEL to check the wax.
Once cast the following journey was made to ensure the finish cast was accurate and to apply patination to achieve a hint of the warmth of her coat and darkness of eye, without loosing the classic look of Bronze.

Then there was the joy of the portrait sculpture being presented to the commissioner and then to the happy recipient of this celebration of Suzie a very special gift.