Friday, October 24, 2014

Bright Feather

First, my apologies to Mr. David Lemon for using his sculpture "Sweet Grass" as a reference for this figure. About two years ago Judy and I made a trip to Ennis, Montana to meet David and to pick up "Sweet Grass", our first bronze. As you can see from the photo it's one of the most beautiful and impressive pieces of art we've come across. We think that David is one of the most talented sculptors working today. What's really great about him is his willingness to share his talents and secrets with the rest of us through his Blog. If you like sculpture, as I'm sure most of you reading this do, you owe it to yourself to spend some time watching him create his fantastic pieces.

As for this figure, doing a realistic piece has always interested me and one of these days I'm going to complete one. Unfortunately, I'm not there yet. While I think I have the clothing details down to a point that I'm satisfied with it's the facial features that still elude me. But I think I know which areas I need to work on. Like everything associated with this craft it takes a lot of practice to get to where you want to go.

There are more photos in the Gallery and I look forward to your
 comments. - Here is David Lemon's "Sweet Grass" a the link to his Blog:


  1. If you ask me, I would say you did very well. There is something about the eyes. Not sure what . But I think it is extremely well done. Ginny

  2. You're right Ginny. I couldn't see it until it was painted but I think I know how to correct it next time. Thanks for your appreciation.

  3. I really like the clothing and details of her , the bronze is also a great piece.

  4. I love the softness of her face. She's they pretty. Like the femine but still has the caricature. David Lemon is something else. I love watching him sculpture the horses. The way he adds each layer is truly amazing. I learned a lot watching him. Thank you Lynn as well, I've learned a lot from you too!