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Golden Retriever – In Color

I recently received a second commission for a Golden Retriever, and this time, red/orange wire was requested.  I had just enough of that color wire to finish this piece, so that worked out very nicely.

It was also requested that this sculpture be embellished with some shine and sparkle, so I was able to have some fun with this piece.  This turned out to be one of my most colorful sculptures to date.

Golden Retriever

– Measures approximately 5 inches long by 2 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/4 inches wide.

– She’s made with a little 22 gauge paddle wire for the foundation, and some bronze-colored wire for the under-layers of the dog’s body (this color doesn’t even show), and finally, the 24 gauge orange wire, which is what shows on the surface.  The collar is a chain that’s chock full of embellishments and found items. Pieces of bracelets, earrings, and other little doo-dads add sparkle to the collar. The tail is embellished with a curved jewelry piece with a few little purple stone charms…just for fun.  The ears are some sort of wing-shaped pieces from a set of embellishments I purchased some time ago.

I hope you like it.  Thank you for looking!

 
 

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Bay

Here’s a little bay-colored horse that I made for my show last month.  He’s a lot like my other horse, Checotah, which sold quickly before I even got him to the show.  I wanted to have another similar sculpture available, so here it is.  I am happy to say that this little bay horse was one of the first things to sell at my show.  Colored wire seems to be popular!

Bay

– Measures a small 3 & 1/4 inches long by 2 & 1/2 inches tall by 1 inch wide.

– If I’m remembering correctly, I used some 19 gauge dark annealed wire for the “bones” of the horse, and then I added layers of finer black wire for the legs and muzzle, and orange wire for the body.  The tail is a bit of very fine chain.  The mane is a piece of an old earring.  Those black and silver spear-like pieces on the earring looked like an interesting horse’s mane to me, so I went with it.  This horse has an almost bulldog-like pose, which was just how he turned out.  I kind of liked that, though…he looks strong and muscular, don’t you think?

Thank you for looking! 🙂

 

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Fat Cat

Dear readers, it’s about time I make a post again, isn’t it?  I’m very busy getting ready for an art show, and though I haven’t been posting on my blog, it has been an artful time.  I’ve got many new sculptures which I’ll be posting here one-after-another to get caught up.  I had a big photo-shoot today so I’ve finally got pictures of everything.

I’ll go in the order I sculpted in, so that means I’ll start with my fat cat.

This sculpture gave me a lot of grief, and I had this one on my sculpture work table for weeks.  I just wasn’t inspired by it.  But I finally got it finished, and that felt great! 🙂  That was way back in May.  It’s been finished for quite a while!

Fat Cat

– Made with 17 gauge steel fencing wire, as well as finer wire for detail and attaching embellishments.  The ears, whiskers, bow, and beaded collar are all various found objects that I had on hand.

– Measures 8 inches tall by 4 1/2 inches wide/long.

Thank you for looking! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2015 in All Artwork, Sculpture & Mixed Media

 

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