Tuesday, July 24, 2007


My daughter Meghan has a hobby that is turning into a profession. She likes to resculpt and paint/pastel horse resins for show and sale. The above photos are three of her 2007 works in progress. They'll be going to a show in the fall. Stay tuned.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Having collected Breyer model horses as a kid, I find this fascinating! I knew some people like to repaint them, but I didn't know they could be resculpted.

Karen Valley said...

The Breyer models aren't quite as easy to resculpt, but Meghan has done some modifications on them. These particular models are formed of a plastic that allows sanding, some paring away, etc. Then she uses a special material to add features like the braided mane and tail on the pony. He originally came with a very large flowing mane and tail. And was a stallion.

It is quite the process and she tries to do as much as possible when the weather cooperates as she has to spray each layer of color with a layer of acrylic spray to hold it. And then there is the primer original layer and the bondo to fill in casting holes and other imperfections. She'd love to have a studio with an exhaust fan, etc., but that won't be happening anytime soon.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous pieces! She does beautiful work. I also collected the model horses when I was younger and did quite a bit of 'showing'. I did many repaints and had just started venturing into 'remaking' when I got out of it. Back then though things were very rudimentary. I'm amazed at the pieces that are being created now! Tammy