Horse sculpture

Made by Diana Dwelle

I just finished my horse. Took me longer than expected as 2 major snowstorms made 7’ drifts on our porch and road! Kept us busy. All is well now and we’re happy for the moisture! I call my horse Stormy Day! His mane was my biggest challenge. I wanted it to flow slightly back as if in a breeze but getting it to look natural was, I think, more than I could handle! I tried using aluminum foil to give it shape and texture while it dried, with limited success. The paste used to stiffen it enough to hold it’s shape left a grey tone to the black crochet thread I used so I painted as best as I could with black acrylic paint. I used a sponge to get the dappled color I wanted.
All in all, I’m happy with him! Hopefully I’ll improve with practice! I love watching your videos! They are so inspiring and easy to follow! Thanks for all the work you put into them!

6 thoughts on “Horse sculpture”

  1. Perfect…I love how you got the depth around the eyes…I have stalled on mine because of the mane also… so many half done..lol

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  2. Diana, Stormy Day is absolutely lovely and I love the way you have painted him and his mottled muzzle. I agree manes are difficult – I made a racehorse and tried several ways to make a mane look natural, with not much joy, then I was lucky that my grand daughter gave me some of her old hair extensions and they were great for mane and tail with a coating of joint compound pasted over it to stiffen it. Stormy Day looks so real, you could put a bridle on him!

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