One of the projects for my new endeavor that I had my heart set on making was an Old English rocking horse. I really had fun creating this piece. So many different materials to work with. The horse is hand carved wood, as are the rockers. The boards across the bottom are from my little home grown cherry tree, with perfect scale grain lines and knots. I made the saddle, halter and straps from leather that I shaved very thin. For the mane and tail I was going for a billow-y look.
Here are some in progress pictures.:
|Carving the horse|
|Then painting him|