I was asked by a friend to paint a dark wooden horse.. Victorian Carousel Horse Style.. It was a birthday gift for her mother. She Gave the arm rest protector to get an Idea about what colors I should use...
I was very nervous but sure I sould do it.. (after all she was going to pay me) All though it was under my mental fee... I was very please when She saw the end results and smiled greatly Saying Her Mother would love it.. (I'll update after this weekend to find out if Her Mom actually did love it!)
It's amazing how much real painted carousel horse sell for as well as reproduction ones.. the doll collector crowd sems to love them as well.. sitting there fancy lacey victorian dolls on the horses for a ride.. Well if I was a dolly I would surley want to ride my horse..
It's all in the eyes here.. see her looking at you with all the love..
she actually matches my wall a bit.. but if you see on the surface the arm rest cover by the bottom blue heart you can see the color pallette I worked with.. Most of the online horses I saw were in pastels lots of pinks and seafoam green..this was not..
she has more than one side.. I actually cut a peice of cloth in the shape of a saddle and kept snipping till I got the right pattern.. then I taped in in the middle of her back and traced around it.. to get a good shape..
She asked for toile paintg or toll.. I never have had a class.. and I had to wing it.. but I just paint..
Also there is a brand of paint called CRAFT acrylaic.. it's about 50 cents at michaels.. it's thin water down stuff.. I was realy dissapointed with it.. and I suggest you stick with the good stuff. like delta .. americana, and folk art.. saving 50 cents on paint really wasn't worth it to me.. I recon it wont hurt to share witht he kids though