Sculpture From Clay to Bronze : Part 2

The Use of Armatures :  An armature in a sculpture is a material used for supporting the weight of the clay. An armature is usually necessary when portraying a figure in motion or in a standing posture. The armature serves as the underlying support to the sculpture. In some cases, a skeletal formation can be made out of wire, or …

Sculpture From Clay To Bronze – Part 1

The art of the lost wax process:  The earliest known lost wax castings date from nearly 7,000 years ago. Metals were poured into investments of fired clay that had been shaped with the help of wax that was melted or lost. Then sometime between 4,000 and 3,000 B.C. , bronze was discovered as being a metal that was harder than …

Collecting Western Art

Collecting Western Art in America and through out the world is still very strong. From Remington and Russell to the Cowboy Artist of America western art is very desirable . New artists are selling strong and the established artists are continuing to be successful. Young collectors are decorating their homes with original oil paintings, bronze sculptures and giclee prints. The …

Dave Hanson Wins Blue Ribbon !

Mountain Spirit Gallery bronze artist wins blue ribbon. Dave Hanson won first place at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care Systems Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Congratulations Dave. Dave Hanson’s bronze sculpture can be viewed at Mountain Spirit Gallery located on Historic Whiskey Row in beautiful Prescott, Arizona. The sculpture that took first place was “Wolf”‘ Congratulations Dave !

Mountain Spirit Gallery’s New Website Is Live!

B & W Horse Monument Valley

Today, January 28th of 2015, Mountain Spirit Gallery of Prescott is happy to announce our new website to the world.  It has been years since our original website was built, and it was time to get our web presence into the 21st century. During the month of January we have worked with RLC Design to update our website and make …

Mountain Spirit Gallery – A Prescott Arizona Gallery

Thanks for checking into our first blog entry here at Mountain Spirit Gallery.  We’ve recently renovated our website to reach out to both artists and collectors alike.  Mountain Spirit has been a Prescott Arizona Gallery for over 14 years now, featuring the works of painters, photographer, and bronze artists alike.  And after 14 years in business, we’re happy to announce …