Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Starting the clay

The clay goes on for the first draft.

I concentrate on proportions, movement and compositional rhythms...

....and check that the armature is in the correct place.

In every figure, there are always a few areas that present problems.  I will start identifying them tomorrow as the form fills out and resolves. I have planned this maquette meticulously, but there will be surprises.

fragment of history


With Captain Bligh, Matthew navigates the Torres Strait for the first time.  He proves himself a worthy and courageous seaman.

Beethoven moves to Vienna and writes Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in Bb Maj

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