Leaping Horse #007

Chestnut Splash Overo Hanging

Need an escape from mundane cubicle life? Behold, the perfect steed to ferry your important photos or notes cross the magnetic fields!

Now not every office can pull off a bit of equine whimsy, but this little gal is just as happy holding shopping lists and report cards in the kitchen as she is herding work paraphernalia.

This little gal has a cost of shaded Nutmeg, mane and tail in mostly Cinnamon and a background in solid Kelly Green. There’s pinking on her nose and belly in Coral and she’s got a bright Cobalt blue eye. Finished off with several coats of Testors Dullcote, she’s ready to rumble… but probably not go for a swim.

She is roughly 3 by 1.5 inches (see photo) and is leaping at the chance to bring a little equine charm to your kitchen or office! She has a single neodymium ring magnet gorilla glued to her back so she’s got some decent paper-holding power, but is meant more for decoration than heavy use (ie. corralling card-stock).

The original leaping horse was sculpted by me and then used to create a silicone mold (check out my website for the how-tos). I cast the horse using a plaster of paris and wood glue mixture, with additional layers of wood glue to help harden the cast before painting. Because I am hand-casting and because the ‘background’ is broken off by hand instead of cast, there will never been another pony quite like this one.

Still, this little gal is Art and not Toy, so she will probably still be heading for the morgue if she hits the floor. Unlike her smaller magnet cousins, she’s just too thin in spots to bounce gracefully.

Medium: Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (944 Nutmeg, 2905 Cinnamon, 720 Cobalt Blue), Craftsmart (Coral), and Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black, 20503 White, 20523 Kelly Green).

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My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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