Bronze sculpture of man painting
I dedicate this piece to all those artists who realize the value of working from life. A good friend of mine, the western painter Jim C. Norton, was painting outdoors and I happened to have some clay and wire. I could not resist sculpting this study of him doing a study. It was a sagebrush and yellow ochre setting with the distant silhouette of mountains immersed in September air. I particularly enjoyed watching the flurry of brushes from hand to mouth to hand, while the breeze slowly dispersed the used paper towels across the landscape.