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Brown Pig

At last, I’m going to post a new sculpture.  Well, not exactly “new”…this sculpture was done way back in January.  I had such a hard time getting decent photos of this one…in outdoor light, the color looked whitish, and in indoor lighting, it looked black.  It took some doing to get the colors right.  I ended up using this brown faux leather fabric that was on hand and a warm lamp and I finally got the colors right.

This brown pig is large, like my two silver ones.  He also used my last beloved set of “leaf” pendants for ears.  I have been unable to find more anywhere, and I’ve looked for months.  So this is the end of a piggy era.  However, I’ve collected a few other things that should work as pig ears, too.  I’ll miss these ears, though…they were ideal!

Brown Pig

– The center of this sculpture is made with 17 gauge steel fencing wire, and all the wire you see is dark annealed wire.  Most of it is 16 gauge, and some is 19 gauge, and then there is a little black craft wire by the ears and nose, and for the base of the tail.  The ears I’ve already explained, and the nose is, of course, a button.

– The sculpture measures 7 inches long by 3 1/4 inches tall by 3 inches wide.

Thanks for looking!


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Posted by on April 1, 2015 in All Artwork, Sculpture & Mixed Media


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Draft Horse WIP 2

Maybe I’ve said this before, but horses have always been my first love as a subject for art.  The beauty, strength, and loyalty of them is just incredible.  To draw them and try to capture these traits is a wonderful challenge and a joy every time I draw a horse.

I’m making slow progress on this showy draft horse.  The bit, bridle, and halter are slowly beginning to show, and there is more form to the mouth and muzzle, as well.  My stipple technique seems to have followed me into the scratchboard realm, as that seems to be my overall approach to this drawing.  I just enjoy the motion, as well as the appearance of it.

I’m making steady progress on a pen and ink drawing, as well.  I’m debating whether to post that as a WIP, or just reveal the finished piece later.  Can’t decide. 🙂

Draft Horse WIP 2 - CR

Thank you for looking!  Happy March! 🙂


Posted by on March 5, 2015 in All Artwork, Scratchboard


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Big Pig, Little Pig

I was recently commissioned to make a pig sculpture, one similar to my Little Brown Pig.  I decided to make a pair of little brown pigs so that my client could choose a favorite.  I actually ended up selling them both very promptly, which was exciting.

Big Pig

The first one I made of the two sculptures, this guy came out bigger than I first planned.  I also gave him a yellow nose for a change.

– Measures 4 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/2 inches wide.

– Made with 16 gauge and 19 gauge dark annealed wire and black and silver craft wire for details and attaching embellishments.  A button, of course, makes the nose, and the ears are leaf pendants.

Little Pig

This is the little sibling to the Big Pig, being smaller and more petite.  This is almost exactly the same size as my original Little Brown Pig, though I gave this one a generous, bright pink nose.

– Measures 3 3/4 inches long by 2 inches tall by 1 1/2 inches wide.

– Made with 16 and 19 gauge dark annealed wire and black and silver craft wire to attach embellishments.  A cheerful pink button makes the nose this time, and the same leaf pendants are used for the ears.

Thanks for looking!


Posted by on October 6, 2014 in All Artwork, Sculpture & Mixed Media


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