This handsome fella was painted back in January, but 2016 has been the year of Art Post Procrastinations, so we’ll just pretend he was posted on time.
The one great thing about sculpting and casting my own magnets is that I never feel limited in how to customize them.. so it was only a matter of time before fantasy snuck into this lineup. I’m actually a little amazed that I got any realistic ones done first! 😉
This little fella has a metallic brown body and copper points. He’s a fantasy play on a red chestnut sabino and he’s ready to hold up anything from corporate memos to a shopping list. (Go, go, drafter power!) He’s got a black background, realistic eyes, and kissy spots that make you wish you had some plaster carrots stashed away.
I really love this color combination and I have a hankering to try it out on a stablemate!
The original Clydesdale (drafter) horse head was sculpted by me and then used to create a silicone mold. I cast the magnet using a Plaster of Paris and wood glue mixture and additional layers of wood glue were used to help harden it before painting.
Still, this little guy is Art and not Toy, so he will probably still be heading for the morgue if he hits the floor. Unlike his smaller magnet cousins, he’s got too much mass to bounce gracefully.
Medium: Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (666 Antique Copper, 2570 Metallic Chocolate Brown, 2906 Coffee Latte, 2907 Bark Brown), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black), Craftsmart Acrylics (Coral).