Not my cup of tea

I am not doing more work on this piece. I can’t motivate myself to do more. Ok, it is fun in a way, but I did not really enjoy working on it. Maybe it is subconsciously a piece commenting the sad policy of separating children from their parents?

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Strange experiment

I am currently working on a piece that is strange. I don’t feel convinced about this project, but have to try it out.

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New work

Now I am gearing up my output. This is the most recent piece, 50 x 50 cm, oil and spray paint on plywood. Wondering if I got permanent residency to the USA (green card) at the wrong time, during this sad period in the history of that great country?

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Transparent Personality

The new sculpture came out perfect! I am very pleased with the result and set it up outside our entrance to enjoy it until the client picks it up. The sizes are:
Sculpture: 120 x 50 x 30 cm with the concrete base
Stand: 80 x 50 x 30 cm, plywood painted black

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Concrete work

During the Easter studio tour I sold a piece that had not been completed, so I just finished it last week. A steel piece in a concrete base on a wooden stand. This is how it looks now. The buyer is coming to pick it up later so I may set it up outside, but the piece is heavy (at least 60 kg) so I may need some help.

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Finally…

It has been a long time and the surprise was not a surprise, because I had posted the early stages of the painting of my mom. Well, she got it the other day and both she and my dad were very happy and pleased with the portrait! I manufactured and gilded my own frame too.

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Day No. 4

Today I made really good progress! But my most honest and helpful critic and muse (my dear wife) thought it was boring to show yet another photo of the painting I am working on… so I won’t post a photo of the result of today’s work!
I also had a fantastic day with Rambo! He was grumpy to start with, put his ears back when I was grooming him, which is unusual, but I worked him in the round pen, rode him with success and later worked him in the large arena for the first time. After not too long he made a surprisingly good stop, almost like a reining horse! Big grins on both may face and my excellent trainer Terry Berg! So he got to go back, take a shower and relax for the rest of the day! Good boy!

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Day No. 3

I have not been able to do so much on this piece, partly because of kidney stone trouble, but some work was done.

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Day No. 2

Progress is being made. The big question is how detailed to go? I don’t think it should be too realistic, there should be very clear elements of painting, very obvious brush strokes. Hmmm… But I think for all who know my mother, they can see it is her.

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Maybe finished? And starting a new one!

This painting is now hanging on a wall in our house. It has a frame… but I am not sure I am done yet. I keep going by to look and I see small things here and there that may need to be adjusted.

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And today I started on a new painting. I am going to build it up and this is the (very humble) beginning. It will be interesting to build this with layer upon layer.

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