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Caring for your Bronze Sculpture

Caring for your bronze… The finish on the bronze is called the “patina” and on the majority of Jan’s pieces it was created by the amazing Dale Cisek using various chemicals that react with the bronze metal causing specific color changes. Time also has an effect on bronze as things in the environment react with the metal (think statue of liberty). You might think this is great and adds character… or you might wish to preserve the original patina, it’s entirely personal. Thankfully, it’s not too complicated if you do want to maintain that first look. Of course it helps to keep the piece out of the weather and clean it periodically. Cleaning: A large, soft brush is really handy for getting dust out of the cracks and crevices. Polishing: Once I knock the dust off, I like to use Johnson’s Paste Wax to protect the surface and shine it up. Using a soft cloth rub a thin layer of wax over the bronze, let it sit for a minute or so and buff it off with your rag. You’ll see the difference immediately! Base Touch Up: If your base gets dinged a little bit of wood stain (or brown sharpie) applied to the scratch and then wiped away will usually do the...

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Midnight Snack

This 5 x7 painting was an opportunity for Jan to work out what she planned to do for the quick draw at the Desert Caballeros Museum as part of the Cowgirl Up festivities… The piece turned out great and sold really well too! It’s not a bad idea to plan a little now and then, just make sure you’re open to having your plans changed!   Oil Painting 5″ x 7″   sold  ...

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First Grade

There’s a bunch of ways to get a colt going under saddle, as different as the person who starts ’em and the horse getting started…  These are lessons that will carry those horses through the rest of their lives, so it’s real important to make a good start.   Oil Painting 9″ x 12″ 2015     Price: $1,200.00 Quantity:  ...

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Comin’ to Ya

As usual, there’s at least one point in a painting when I’m not sure it’s going to work, but I love the feel of this little painting! I took the photo I used for this piece at the ranch rodeo in Hugo, Colorado last year.  The black, stocking-legged horse had so much feel and life it’s almost like those big ol’ feet are carrying him right off the canvas with a good snort from his suspicious nostrils. Oil Painting...

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“Ellie”

This spring I was privileged to paint “Ellie” for Mike and Roper.  Roper found Ellie at Benji’s Buddies Animal Rescue back in December.  She was a bundle of energy at the Mike Wood outfit and had a knack for spreading joy with her little crooked legs and “I’m the queen” attitude. Here’s to a great little dog and the guys that gave her a home!  ...

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Between Chukkers

“Chukker” is the term used for a period of play (like a quarter in basketball). A polo match is comprised of six chukkers, each seven and a half minutes long. This polo player and his pony are hanging out “between chukkers.”   For more info on the Polo at McFaddin event where this painting will be available for purchase, see the post “Position 4“.  ...

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A Made Pony

A “made pony” is the term for a finished polo pony, indicating a horse that is well trained for polo and is seasoned (has been played for a good while). For more info on the Polo at McFaddin event where this painting will be available for purchase see the post on “Position 4”  ...

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