Cutting horse

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Project by halfacre posted 02-28-2017 03:30 PM 526 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had lots of pictures of this horse thingy but something happened to my nifty way of saving pictures…. Gone The colors are all water colors, like the ones kids learn something of life in the their first few years. Something really cheap at garage sales. Lots of ranches in this part of Texas. But you never see much evidence of their life when you go inside their homes. I guess a camera would get ruined riding around in their saddles…
I think I ended up with a likeness of Heraldo on the horse, news guy on Fox??? Wasn’t intentional!!!!!!!!!! The only thing that gave me any trouble was the very small pieces and to spray lacquer on them individually after I had applied the color. I used glitter on top of all the scenery colors. I have to be different. No fun in copying other folks. But the hardest part was gluing back inside a frame and trying to keep any gaps from showing…The last pieces that went in seemed like they should fit in a different puzzle!!

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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#1 posted 02-28-2017 05:28 PM

As the scrollsaw is my major weapon and I DO NOT do that fine of work; I know how much work that was.

Great Job, way beyond what I will even attempt.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#2 posted 02-28-2017 08:12 PM

This piece is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 03-01-2017 01:41 PM

Very nice. Would look good in any Ranch House.

-- Intarsia92

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#4 posted 03-02-2017 06:31 PM

Pretty good work! Maybe colours are to bright and flashy for my taste.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 03-02-2017 08:44 PM

Ivan the colors are kids water colors. After I put the colors on I wait till they are dry then using
0000 steel wool I rub off some of the color in the middle of each piece to give the picture a more old and aged look. But this time since the water colors did not seem that bright I did not do that. Surly not like the printers ink I had been using. After I brought the finished picture in the house the first thing my wife said,,, Too bright and I agreed!!!!!!!!

-- halfacre, Breckenridge, Tx

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