Category Archives: Realistic

This category is reserved for those models with coat colors and patterns found in nature.

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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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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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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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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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Slowroad’s Silver

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Jog Trot Quarter Horse Mare
Color: Silver-Bay
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted February 2013 and SOLD

This little gal has been a long time coming… as in almost a year’s wait. Which is pretty sad considering she was an apology horse painted because of shipping problems with one of the stablemates. *sighs* Continue reading

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MH Copyright (Unnamed)

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MH Copyright (Unnamed)

Make/Artist: Mandi Hickman (No Artist Website)
Scale: Micro Mini
Mold: MH Copyright
Color: Chestnut
Gallery: Chestnut
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Neutral Gray) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted 2012 and Sold (Custom Order)

This little guy is only an inch tall, who knew he’d take almost five months to make it back off the workbench! (You can see in-progress pictures of the little over here : MH Copyright – Part I.) Continue reading

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Newton’s Law

Newton's Law

Newton's Law

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Warmblood (G3)
Color: Bay Minimal Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Ivory Black, Gesso, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink), Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted April 2012 and SOLD!

Newton’s Laws of Motion dictate that a body at rest tends to stay at rest—and he wasn’t kidding! This little gal sat half-finished on my workbench for almost two months before she finally got going again. Not as impressive as the seven year hibernation of most of my body box, but certainly longer than anticipated! Continue reading

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Mayflower

Mayflower

Mayflower

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse Stallion
Color: Bay
Gallery: Bay
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Neutral Gray, Brunt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted 2010 and For Sale

This little guy has been hanging out at the back of my shelf for well over a year now. He was the first horse I painted when I started to get back into the hobby in 2010 and my very first stab at a realistic Mini Whinnie! Continue reading