Wednesday, October 3, 2012

GONE FISHIN'

I have been toying with the idea of sculpting from the picture of my husband when he was a little boy.  I thought it was so cute and had done it as a fabric wall hanging several years ago.

He is sculpted of air drying clays and stands about 16" tall.   I tried to capture the little bit of "devil" that was in his eyes.  I don't know if he really thought he would catch something or not.  When you look closely, you can see a mouse peeking out of his right front pocket, and a frog from the left.  In his back pocket is a sling shot.  After it was dry, I faux painted it to look like bronze.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A HORSE, A HORSE, OUR KINGDOM FOR A HORSE!

I have been wanting to do this painting for a long time now.  I have many good memories of riding the "horse" that my father made for us - the saddle on a barrel. 
This painting is done from two old photos I had found of my oldest three siblings having fun on their "horse."  The pictures were taken before my family moved to the "big house" on the farm where I was born.  The house in the painting is the house my family lived in for the births of my five oldest siblings.  Tight spaces!  Anyway, this has been a fun one to do.  The "horse" also made the move to the other farm, so I had many opportunities to ride it.