Sculpture demo in Scottsdale
We were in Scottsdale, Arizona the first weekend in December at the Waterfront Fine Art and Wine Festival. It was a beautful area along one of the canals with great music, art and wine. I brought along the clay for Running Free and sculpted as attendees watched. Many art lovers are not familiar with the sculpture process, so I was busy answering lots of questions.
The temperature was cool, so the clay was a bit stiff, but I was able to carve some detail in to the tail and face. In this photo, the face is still neutral, but later in the day I worked in a smile. It's hard to see here, but I completely reworked the tail pose. I made the tail pop up before flowing down to the ground, which breaks the line of the back and add some excitement to the pose. It appears to be whipping around now, which I like much better. Friesians have very long hair (my friend says she has to trim DaVinci's tail hair every week so he doesn't step on it), so I think I can get away with this extra length.