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Muller Indian Pony
This Indian pony, carved by Daniel Muller, is in park paint - straight off the carousel. There are often ten or more layers of paint on the surface.
The Indian pony
is now stripped of paint, exposing the wood surface for restoration. There
is a lot of surface damage and glue joints delaminating; all will be restored back to the original intent.
Here is the animal after the wood restoration has been finished and a primer coat brushed onto it.
The finished animal, painted and leafed. The paints used here are artist's tube oils, blended by hand with brushes. The leaf is 12 karat white gold.
Wood restoration done, in primer.
The finished animal, complete with horse-hair tail.
Detail of the eagle feathers on the bridle.
A stunning piece.
Wood restoration: John Hughes
Paint: Pam Hessey
Photo: Dirk Wentling