Category Archives: Stablemate

Stablemates are a size of plastic model horses made by the Breyer modeling company. They are normally roughly three inches tall and 1:32 scale, but there is some variation between the molds.

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M.O.M. Live Show Donation

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This little gal is Breyer Stablemate G3 Belgian and a show donation to M.O.M. Live held on May 17th, in Black River Falls, WI. She’s also the first finished customer of 2014! (We’ll ignore the fact that she’s also the only horse I finished 1st Quarter. *sighs*)

She’s unnamed, at least until I hear otherwise, but her workbench name has been Dammitall Dapples– because I’ve never tried painting a true dapple bay before and she was quite an adventure. Dammitall was a fun combination of the first finished custom on this mold and the first time I’ve tried painting this color. Dappled bay turns out to be not quite as impossible as dappled gray, but it’s a pretty thin line.

I started out planning to do her mostly in acrylics, but the dappling issues caused me to break out the Prismacolor pencils as well as the pastels. Thankfully the combination of the three mediums worked out well, but she’s actually a lot less red than she looks in the photos (hence the overabundance of them). Continue reading

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Tumbleweed

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Tumbleweed

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Shetland Pony (G2)
Color: Chestnut Splash Overo
Gallery: Realistic Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Neutral gray, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted September 2013 and Sold

Just like his namesake, this little guy is on the move! Now that he’d had his last roll in the pastels and a splash of chrome to add some flair, Tumbleweed is ready to trot off to a new set of shelves. Continue reading

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Unnamed Custom Order

Custom Order

Custom Order

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred Mare (G1)
Color: Metallic Green-Blue-Purple
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 655 Metallic Aquamarine)
Status: Painted June 2013 and SOLD (Custom Order)

This little gal was the other half of the custom order with Subterfuge and I consider her an honorary sibling to the Pimped Rides Live donation piece! :) Continue reading

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A Quail of a Good Time : Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G2)
Color: Orange Faux-Quail (Northern Bobwhite)
Gallery: Darwin
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Cadmium Orange, Mars Black, Brilliant Orange) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted July 2013 and Donated to Big Orange Bash

I had good intentions with this year’s donation to the Big Orange Bash, but life threw me a few curve balls and I got him finished up seriously late. (The show date was June 15!) Thankfully the showholder is a) very forgiving and b) can still use him, so he’ll be out in the mail in the near future.

I think I’ll start next year’s donation tomorrow… Continue reading

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Double Take

Double Take

Double Take

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Cantering Foal (G2)
Color: Bay Tiger Splash Overo? I’ve no idea what to call this…
Gallery: Unicorns
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2004 and Sold March 2004

The best fun about digging through old paperwork is that I stumble across horses that I’d forgotten I painted! :) Continue reading

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Spare Thyme

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Metallic Purple-silver Tiger
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Silver) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst)
Status: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

So I was working on the other metallic horses and whilst waiting for the layers to dry I had some spare time between painting and planning out this years garden…

Yeah, bad puns are pretty much mandatory in my world. ;) Continue reading

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Pimped Rides Live

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G3)
Color: Dark Purple-Blue-Green Bay Tobiano
Gallery: Fantasy Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Bright Gold), FolkArt (670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 655 Metallic Aquamarine, 654 Metallic Amethyst)
Status: Painted January 2013 and Donated

(I can’t believe I didn’t notice this didn’t post when it was scheduled back in Feb! *sighs* This year is really getting away from me… Anywho.)

This handsome fella is my first official donation horse of 2013! :D Continue reading

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Twobit Tinker

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano Draft-cross
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Sculpted 2005ish and painted February 2013 and For Sale

This little guy is pulling off the impossible– strutting through the mud without picking up dirt! …but only because I ran out of train grass. *sighs*

The new owner gets to choose if they want to keep the mud, have me hunt up from train grass to finish it off, or go with a sandy vista instead. (I couldn’t make up my mind, so I figure I’d pass it off as an ‘added feature’.) Continue reading

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Sandman’s Gold

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Semi-smutty Buckskin
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted March 2013 and SOLD

This little gal has been waiting far too long in the 2005-era body box and I figure it was time to finally finish her up! (Plus I realized I hadn’t painted a non-Fantasy horse in quite some time and maybe I should break that habit.) Continue reading

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Someday’s Child

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Quarter Horse (G2)
Color: Black and Metallic Green Doodle
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Mars Black) and unknown Metallic Green
Status: Painted January 2005ish and For Sale

“Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace…”

Someday is one of a pair of doodle horses I started back in 2005 and was unable to finish because I couldn’t match the doodle paint color. Yet another reason to regret throwing out all that paint when I was cleaning house… *sighs* And folks wonder why artists tend to horde things. Continue reading