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WIP Hemingway In Idaho, 1961- 54mm Original

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Stephen Ward, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Here's my newest 54mm piece, a sequel of sorts to my piece of younger Hemingway in 1935; this is a piece of Hemingway before his death in 1961. His left hand will hold the shotgun he was so fond of that he eventually used to end his own life in Idaho. The piece is a sad one and the antithesis of the youthful and adventurous Hemingway I sculpted as he sat on his boat; by '61 he was a broken and depressed guy and nothing like the legend he once was. Obviously there's a long way to go on this one but here's the start. Let me know what you think. Cheers, Stephen
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  2. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

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    Nice start on a sad subject.

    Colin
  3. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks, Colin. Yeah it's a pretty sad subject indeed, the Hemingway in '61 wasn't the same guy who ran with the bulls in Pamplona or fished or who reported from combat zones. However, it was part of what defined him and I thought it'd be an appropriate companion to my first one. Thanks again.
  4. housecarl A Fixture

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    Should be a fitting tribute Stephen.
    Carl.(y)
  5. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks Carl. Cheers mate.
  6. Meehan34 A Fixture

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    I'll be watching sir. I like these moments in time you decide to go after.
  7. pmfs A Fixture

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    Looking forward to seeing this one completed!

    Pedro
  8. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks much sir. Just tryin' to do what inspires me.
    Thank you Pedro, me too!
  9. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Some more progress on this guy. Working on the hair, new ears, and the left arm. More soon. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Stephen
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  10. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Quick shot of progress this evening. Details and cleanup next, plus converting the shotgun I have to a double barrel. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Stephen
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  11. blaster Well-Known Member

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    Hi Stephen,

    I like this.

    Rgds Victor
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  12. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Almost wrapped up with this guy. Need to clean things up and bulk up a few places, plus things like add pockets, sand some areas etc. The shotgun needs to be finished and detailed but it'll be ready for paint soon. Let me know what you guys think. Cheers, Stephen
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  13. Ferris A Fixture

    Looking good Stephen.

    Adrian
  14. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    After a break, I'm finally getting back to the bench and beginning to paint up this piece of Hemingway.
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  15. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    And what did you do on your break? ;)
  16. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Ha, yeah 'break from painting' actually means my honeymoon. Was in the northeast (Mass. & NY) with my wife. Saw some neat historical stuff whilst running around in Boston. That and watching the Red Sox own the Yankees at Fenway. ;)
  17. Ferris A Fixture

    Cool, he looks like him!

    Adrian
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  18. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Thanks Adrian! Here's a bit more. Started to flesh out the tones on the rest, as well as refined the facial tones a bit.
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  19. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    A bit more progress.
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  20. Stephen Ward Active Member

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    Working on the groundwork now.
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