|"My Brass Horse"|
Recently I found a large brass horse at a yard sale, it was huge, and must be at least 2 feet long by 2 feet high. I couldn’t resist so I bought it. I knew it could be fantastic but it was dull with years of tarnish. So I got out some brass cleaner and stole some of my hubby’s underwear (it makes the best cleaning rags) and scrubbed and rubbed and worked on it for hours. I ended up with black fingernails to the point where I looked like a country auto mechanic minus the overalls. I washed and scrubbed and scrubbed some more. Finally, the horse was shiny, my fingernails were clean and my hubby was only short a few pairs of underwear.
Well, it looked so nice that I figured why not take on the challenge of painting brass! Never one to shy away from a challenge, I whipped out this little acrylic of “My brass Horse.” He is shiny now but I know that all that glitters is not gold…only brass and if I keep him he may end up needing more upkeep than a French poodle.
Mother nature is beating us down…with a one-two punch, first an earthquake, and then a hurricane on the way. I am supposed to leave for a much-needed vacation on Monday…we will see what comes of that. Anyway, I will be visiting all the PAINT PARTY FRIDAY art and amazing artists (Providing I have power!) before I leave and you should too!!!