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Interlude Patina

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Blog, Kriag Varner | Comments Off on Interlude Patina

The photo above is of Kraig Varner’s Sculpture “Interlude” as it enters the first stages of the patina process. I have been asked many times what type of paints we use to color the bronze. Paint can be used, but normally we use natural patinas.  Patinas are done by exposing the bronze to heat and chemicals that react too and oxidize the bronze. We have quite a number of chemicals that we use to create just about any color you can think of. The natural patinas not only create beautiful colors but also preserve the gloss and metallic shin of the bronze. When paints are used...

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Madonna and Child Bronze

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Blog, Dennis Smith | Comments Off on Madonna and Child Bronze

In May I mentioned Dennis’ new piece of the Madonna and Child starting through the foundry.  A couple of nights ago I was able to photograph the finished bronze. Dennis did a great job and the finished bronze looks wonderful.

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Freedom Eagle

Posted by on Aug 26, 2010 in Blog, Steve Streadbeck | Comments Off on Freedom Eagle

Freedom Eagle

This is a piece of Steve Streadbeck’s we haven’t cast for a while.  Steve did an excellent job simplifying and stylizing this majestic bald eagle.  We were casting one at the foundry and I thought I would get a good photo before it left.

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Loveland Sculpture Show

Posted by on Aug 3, 2010 in Blog, Scott Streadbeck | Comments Off on Loveland Sculpture Show

I am heading out this week to the United States largest outdoor sculpture show in Loveland Colorado. Over 500 sculptors converge on the tiny town of Loveland for a sculpture show like no other.  There are two shows held simultaneously,  one is held at the Benson Park Sculpture Garden and another is held at the Loveland High School grounds across the street. Find out more info here and here.

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National Cowboy Museum

Posted by on Jun 30, 2010 in Blog, Photography | Comments Off on National Cowboy Museum

National Cowboy Museum

A short time ago while in Oklahoma I had the privileged of visiting the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  I was quite impressed with their large collection of western fine art. Not only was the size of the collection impressive but the work was top notch. They hold some of the most iconic work of the American West. This monumental piece by James Earl Fraser may be the most iconic Western American sculpture there is. “End of the Trail’ stands more than 18′ tall and greets visitors as they enter the museum.  The sculpture depicts a defeated Native American on his...

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