I found this statue at a thrift store last spring. She's about three feet tall and was covered in green and gold paint. Yikes!
Inspired by classic bronze statues, I toned down that gold paint with oil rubbed bronze spray paint, then dry brushed her with two shades of craft paint. Then she was sealed with multiple coats of clear sealer.
With less gold and more bronze, she's a lovely addition to the garden. Check out that curve of her right shoulder!
I think she might have originally been a fountain.
For now, she's nestled between the feather reed grass and the salvia.