shake shake shake - sit!

I am starting my third wire sculpture. 

This piece will capture that hyper focused - on the edge look a retrieve gets when waiting for their ball to be thrown. You can make them sit before you throw their ball,  however it is all they can do not to start running at the first flench of your throw.  

Starting a piece is the hardest part. I am listening to Dave Brubeck as I set up my work space. I have all sizes of pliars and gauges of wire set out. 

shake shake shake -wire sculptures I and II in the background  in the foreground are my pliars, wire cutters and assortments of wire. 

shake shake shake -wire sculptures I and II in the background  in the foreground are my pliars, wire cutters and assortments of wire. 

Here I go-  

The first line (wire).  A hip

The first line (wire).  A hip

Day 2 Working at TXRX labs/Glassell  mfah 

The photos in the background I am using for inspiration are of our two year old Labrador Tobi. She is a beast physically.  I am working from the tail up.  Usually I start from the nose down.  This piece when on display will face a wall. That is why I am starting from the tail. 

The photos in the background I am using for inspiration are of our two year old Labrador Tobi. She is a beast physically.  I am working from the tail up.  Usually I start from the nose down.  This piece when on display will face a wall. That is why I am starting from the tail. 

A front leg and a full back leg and a part back leg on the right. 

A front leg and a full back leg and a part back leg on the right. 

The hips are in place. I still have the back, stomach, ribs, chest, neck.......  Looks a little frogish.  

The hips are in place. I still have the back, stomach, ribs, chest, neck....... 

Looks a little frogish.  

 The back left paw is ready to push off the instant the ball is thrown.  

 The back left paw is ready to push off the instant the ball is thrown.  

Reinforced the knee

Reinforced the knee

The wire is coated in an oil to keep it from rusting - very messy so I wear gloves. 

The wire is coated in an oil to keep it from rusting - very messy so I wear gloves. 

Added the face profile . I am not happy with the lower half yet. 

Added the face profile . I am not happy with the lower half yet. 

Nose  in place. I have not added the back yet so the lower half looks like a frog still. 

Nose  in place. I have not added the back yet so the lower half looks like a frog still. 

Hmmmmm somebody need to thin out.  English labs are short and broad but not this broad. I will fix it tomorrow. 

Hmmmmm somebody need to thin out.  English labs are short and broad but not this broad. I will fix it tomorrow. 

See that ball?  The ears and eyes tomorrow- after I fix the giant head. 

See that ball?  The ears and eyes tomorrow- after I fix the giant head. 

It rained all day and I feel so lucky to have a dry house.  

shake shake shake - Sit!

shake shake shake - Sit!

I have to figure the ball situation out.  

 

I will make a bronze ball and patina it bright yellow.  

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His limbs are ready to bolt.  

His limbs are ready to bolt.