3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation
This handsome guy is a Breyer Stablemate G3 Mustang stallion painted into a clover-spotted green appaloosa with a white clover star on his forehead. He was a donation to the 3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show to be held in October of this year (NAN qualification and website link pending). He was a sibling donation to the bay drafter I did for the M.O.M. Live Show donation, run by the same showholder.
Much like the bay drafter was my first attempt at dappling, this little guy was my first attempt at painting clovers! I naively thought that painting the 4-H clover logo would be a walk in the park, but I ended up revising the idea into a simpler clover shape.
I also had fun working clover shapes into the edges of the blanket, so he looks like someone dumped a bucket of snow on a cloverfield! Continue reading →
Golden Star is a custom order done on a Breyer Stablemate G3 Friesian stallion and this handsome fella is the other half of the custom order with Silverheart. He’s a golden extended blanket appaloosa with gold/silver/bronze striped hooves, amber eyes, and a diamond star on his forehead. His white markings have a painted layer of matte finish (which is more semi-gloss) over them to make them shine.
Like Silverheart, his paintjob was an adventure in learning metallics! The gold covers much better than silver did, but my various experiments in shading the gold didn’t pan out. I ended up using a very diluted bronze-gold mixture to bring some depth to the mane and some lightness from the silver and the Ceramcoat gold. Continue reading →
Silverheart is a custom order done on a Breyer Stablemate G3 Stock Horse mare and is only the second time I’ve ever painted this mold (Schneekatze being the first). She’s a silver snowcap appaloosa with metallic black points, only a few small spots, silver and bronze striped hooves, bronze eyes, and a heart-shaped star on her forehead.
She’s part of a pair, Golden Star is the other, and they taught me a lot about how to work with metallics! Continue reading →
Earth is a custom order done in the same blue-bay tobiano as Partly Cloudy. She has show-blacked hooves, a thin blaze, solid black eyes and a glossy finish.
She’s only the second time I’ve painted a Breyer Mini Whinnies High Stepping Saddlebred Mare, it’s a mold I really like, but just haven’t has a chance put under a paintbrush. It also means Earth’s only an inch tall and the photos below are several times life-sized!
The problem I run into whenever I paint these little guys is that the camera captures defects I can’t always fix– someday I’ll manage to pull off customs just the way they look in my head, but alas for now I’m still learning!
Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Blue Violet, Ultramarine Blue), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue) Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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! (The runner-up name, Shamrockstar, was snagged by another horse who hasn’t been finished yet). Continue reading →
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.