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About The Western Artist

This is the site of "The Western Artist's Newsletter. I use it to track the progress of the Art that I am currently creating. The typical Newsletter publishes once or twice a month, depending of how creative I am at any given time.

The Three Bears 11/30/2018

Hi Folks, It’s the end of November 2018 and I have bundled up “The Three Bears” for the winter. I decided to seal them up to keep the water out with a coating of Behr’s Deck-Over in a light color, … Continue reading

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“The Bears” Early July, 2018 I thought the Winter cold was bad. Now it’s July!!!

The detailing on “The Bears” has started (Check out the toes) but the temperatures in the upper nineties have slowed me down a bit. Now for the rest of the story. Even though I believe that the carving is going … Continue reading

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“The Bears” 5/28/2018

I’ve been detailing a bit more this week. Check out the manicure job on the “Papa Bear’s” right paw. And the rest of the story- – – – :

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Here Comes The Epoxy

I’ve begun to add two-part epoxy and have been experimenting with sculpting it. I It does the job, but is very difficult to control when applying it. It is easy to sand down into shape. I think that I’m using … Continue reading

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Filling in the Void

Hi Folks, I’ve been experimenting with insulation foam and two-part epoxy with the intent of filling in the rotten center of tree. It appears to be going well, but it will be a week or so to see if the … Continue reading

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It’s SPRING!!! That is to say there has been no snow since last week.

It’s early May and “The Three Bears” are almost roughed in. There have been several Folks stopping in for a closer look (Mostly local but there was a couple from Arizona as well), and if you’re in the neighborhood feel … Continue reading

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The Start Of The Spring Season – 2018

I’ve been puttering with “The Bears” throughout the Winter, but now the weather is smoothing out (Well this is Ohio so “Smooth” is a matter of interpretation). The pictures of  “The Bears” shown below are taken from different angles. This … Continue reading

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