Saturday, March 13, 2010
A Pup for Pawpaw Pete!!
I love animals and I have needle felted a few but I have never done one in clay. That is until NOW!!! A friend asked if I would do a sculpt of a Bloodhound. Her Grandfather is getting ready to celebrate his ?? (promised I wouldn't tell) birthday this month and she wanted to give him something unique and one of a kind. Bloodhounds are his favorite so she asked me to do one. WOW....I was so nervous doing this piece but now that he is complete....well....I'm most proud. He is completely hand sculpted in clay. I reinforced his legs and head with wire. He has been hand painted with a washing technique that I think gives it an old porcelain look. He has a real leather collar on and his tag is a silver "Footprints" in the sand charm. Pap is a preacher so I thought it was quite fitting. Pups catch laying at his feet is a Mallard duck. Completely hand sculpted and painted using acrylics and fine MICA powders. I hope Pawpaw will enjoy his Pup.....Happy Birthday!!!