Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Conversation

I've decided on a name
The North American Rockhoppers
I know the name has been taken. Rockhoppers in the real world are a small Sub-Antarctic species of Penguins. Little is known about my unusual ground species. At this time their nesting habits and breeding sites are unknown. And although mating rituals have not been observed it is believed they select one mate for their life time. I am hoping to do extensive study of this unique colorfully ground species.

Yellow Beaked Rockhopper

I airbrushed glazed the body in three main colors and then added small details with a brush. This Rockhopper stands about 10 inches tall.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Talking Ground Rockhopper

I'm getting a series of prehistoric mythological birds ready for a gallery show. This is the first one.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Clay River Rocks and Pebbles

I really got excited about these hollow clay forms that were inspired from the naturally smooth river rocks we have here in Arizona. I made them from a white clay body and then applied various colored clay slips to the surface. When the colored slips were almost dry I stone polished each one and when the forms were bone dry I bisqued fired them. Concerned I might lose the color if I fired them again to the clay's maturity I choose to wax and polish again.