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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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Portrait Horse: Dandy

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Portrait Horse: Dandy

Make: Breyer
Scale: Traditional
Mold: Giselle
Color: Chestnut
Gallery: Chestnut
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Raw Sienna, Taupe, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Burnt Umber, Phthalocyanine Blue, Venetian Rose, Unbleached Titanium, Neutral Gray), Apple Barrel (20504 Black, 20762 Pure Silver), FolkArt (504 VanDyke Brown, 425 Medium Gray), Golden Iridescent Pearl (Fine), Prismacolor Pencils (943 Burnt Ochre, 941 Raw/Light Umber, 1074 French Grey 70%, 942 Yellow Ochre, 914 Cream, 1001 Salmon Pink, 948 Sepia, 1076 French Grey 90%, 964 Warm Grey Very Light), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels, Pigma Micron 03 pen, Liquitex Matte Varnish, Liquitex Gloss Varnish
Status: Finished December 2013 and Custom Order Continue reading

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Miracle Max

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Miracle Max

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Standing Quarter Horse Stallion
Color: Yellow-orange Dun Frame Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Cadmium Yellow Medium/Brilliant Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Brilliant Orange, Mars Black) Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Oranges and Reds)
Painted/Sold: Painted October 2013 and SOLD!

This little guy earned his name after a long drawn out battle to try and photograph him. I have a love-hate relationship with my camera when it comes to certain colors… and it looks like I’m going to have to add yellow to that list! 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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Shamrockstar

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Shamrockstar

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Romping Foal
Color: Blue-green Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2013 and For Sale

No bigger than a penny, this little gal sports one heck of an attitude– a prefect match for one of the names dreamed up in my Facebook group! (After a couple hundred horses, I sometimes get stuck on naming these little guys. ;)) Continue reading

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Sparklewulf of the Clan McSparklewulf

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McSparklewulf

Make: Safari Ltd.
Mold: White Wolf #22029
Color: Metallic Purple (faux-Gray Wolf)
Gallery: Other Animals
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Dioxazine Purple), FolkArt (654 Metallic Amethyst, 411 Purple), Ceramcoat (Metallic 14k Gold)
Status: Painted 2013 and an honorary member of the Home Herd.

I had honorable intentions when I started painting this little guy, I really did… and then they fell prey to the lure of the shiny. Of course when you start with the idea of ‘I’m going to paint a purple wolf’ moving onto ‘I’m going to paint a purple SPARKLE wolf’ really isn’t that big of a step.

I still maintain he is awesome. *solemn nod* Continue reading

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Henry

Henry

Henry

Make: Maggie Bennett (Artist Website)
Scale: Micro Mini
Mold: Trotting Cob
Color: Black Sabino Roan
Gallery: Sabino
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 2005 and Home Herd

Ah Henry, my little mutt cob horse, how I love thee! :D Even if you aren’t technically a realistic color, I can’t bring myself to strip down and ‘fix’ such a handsome fella. Continue reading

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Unnamed Custom Order

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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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Key Lime Limbo

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Key Lime Limbo

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cutting Stock Mare
Color: Green Chestnut Tobiano
Gallery: Fantasy Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Yellow Oxide), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20530 Wedgewood Green), unknown green paints, and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2013 and For Sale

This little gal sat on the workbench for a while after she was done because I couldn’t think of a good name… thank goodness for the awesomeness that is my Facebook group! :D (The runner-up name, Shamrockstar, was snagged by another horse who hasn’t been finished yet). 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