All About Maquettes

November 17, 2016


                  Painted Goddess Clay Maquette                   Painted Goddess Final Bronze 

Creating a work of art, no matter the form, is a process involving several steps.…

Marble Sculpture Part II: How Sculptors Shape Marble

September 20, 2016


Boxer Cat, Grey Italian Marble & Bronze          On Swallow's Wings, Black Italian Marble



In Marble Sculpture Part I we discussed the basics of marble, from how it…

Marble Sculpture Part I: What is Marble?

August 16, 2016


Raphael, made from Colorado Marble              Rhapsody, made from Rosa Verona Marble


Sculptor Mike Leckie often chooses marble as a medium to sculpt the human form.  The color and…

Bas-relief Sculptures: Honoring Olympic Athletes

July 01, 2016



Anticipation abounds as the 2016 Track & Field Olympic Trials begin this week in Eugene, OR where people from all over the United States travel to the Pacific Northwest to…

Art in Unexpected Places

June 14, 2016



Arts ability to arouse emotion, conjure up memories and insight deep thought is maybe just a few reasons why people enjoy going to galleries and visiting museums. However,…

Behind the Scenes: Casting Bronze Sculptures

May 30, 2016


Have you ever been awestruck by a bronze sculpture of a prominent figure and wondered what the process was that created such an inspiring piece of art? After seeing Mike Leckie’s clay…

Chief Joseph Bronze Sculpture by Sculptor Mike Leckie

March 10, 2016

Oregon’s history is rich with people who knew the value of this beautiful land and the magic that it holds in every valley, desert and beach. It’s a humbling experience to look back into…

Painted Goddess & Flesh: Revealing a Passion for Paint

February 26, 2016

This week at the Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon, over 35 artists will be showcased in an examination of flesh through the use of paint. The exhibit, aptly named, Flesh: Revealing…

Oregon Art Beat OPB

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