Friday, February 16, 2024

Giddy Up!

What a cool find-- it's a dainty 4" tall, lead figure cowgirl a'rearin' up her stallion, and low 'n behold--she's even painted a bit on the saucy side! There's been quite a bit of paint loss on her over the years, and the same can be said for her rip roarin' ride. Apparently from the 1930's too, there's even a neat little piece of very thin, bent wire that simulates her lasso! You brave, young painters out there will likely tell me to "touch her up", and I'm thinking her face could absolutely use a quick make-over. It might even be extra saucy to get rid of those slap-dash black clothes of hers altogether and just have her truly bare-back ridin'! Giddy up Up UP, indeed!


Brian Barnes said...

Was she meant to be nude in the first place? That's a very comic-book-impossible clothes that is painted on her, and I don't see anything outside of boots/hat/gloves that looks like clothes on the mold.

Side note: I'm always kind of interested in the engineering of some of these things; how the model manages to stand up with all the weight off the front, that's some good work.

Mr. Karswell said...

>Was she meant to be nude in the first place?

I wondered the exact same thing, but then googled it and found another one just like it on etsy, it's painted a little bit better than mine too, but crazy priced

Mr. Cavin said...

It's fun to imagine what a fanciful model painter could do with that. I think the model's seams sort of accidentally make it look like she's wearing jeans, so I'd go with that. But some nice colorful rodeo boots, hatching hat, red hair, circus-attraction tattoos, fiery red steed with tail or blue flame--there's a world of possibility. Course, I like they way she looks like this, too.