Good grief, time moves with such fluidity! On the mornings that I have been home, I continue to work on the marble Gymnast. These images were taken about a month ago, but I am starting to run out of time and must really focus now on using my time well. I must say, though, that carving ears are really fun. In truth, I am only carving one ear since I wanted that asymmetrical look and have part of the figure’s pontail falling to one side and over the other ear. I find that the non-ear side is actually more difficult to carve. No doubt you have seen bronze figures in clothes in which the proportion of the body looks off. It is because the artist got lost in the fabric and forgot that clothes hang on a skeleton. Without clear reference points (in my case a jawbone), it is easy to lose one’s way.
Here is what is happening in my neck of the woods and hopefully yours too:
1 October: Stone Carving Competition, The Vineyard at Florence (Texas)
Thurs, 6 October, 6 - 8 p.m.: Book Signing - ArtSpace, Austin, Texas
Saturday, 8 October, 4 - 6 p.m.: Book Signing - Community Renaissance Market, Austin, Texas
14-16 October: Kelly's Last Open Studio in Texas (Cedar Creek for the event)
22-23 October: Sculpture Show, Wesley Gallery, Dripping Springs, Texas
25 October - 14 November: One-man exhibit, Quattro Gallery, Austin, Texas
Saturday, 12 November, 2 - 5 p.m.: Book Signing - Quattro Gallery, Austin, Texas
After this last date, I will be heading to North Carolina, Florida, and then Italy.
My book is out and it looks great!Do not live in Texas and would like a signed copy of my new book “My Life as a Street Painter in Florence, Italy”? It has over 330 images and you may find out more about what is inside here.. But take advantage of a pre-printing special by visiting the special offer on my home page. Early Bird Offer expires 28 September 2011.
Finally, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome into the world my new nephew, August. He was born on 12 September and is a complete joy to our whole family.