I enjoy painting the Dala Horses in a variety of settings. The fun part for me is when I am done decorating the horse with its traditional markings, and I can put my own creative twist in the background, which people don't normally expect to see a Dala horse in settings like these. It's a fun surprise.
These are reclaimed Red Cedar, cut with a bandsaw, sanded & sanded some more. I've applied a thin coat of shellac, lightly sanded and then buffed to give it a nice smooth look. Then I take my teeny tiny paint brush and paint each piece with acrylic paints. I only use discarded wood and am always honored to create something from such a beautiful tree.
* High quality reproductions ( Giclee Prints) are available for sale in my shop.