Category Archives: Dilutes

This category covers all dilute and double-dilute colors: palominos, buckskins, smokey blacks, cremellos, perlinos, smokey creams, gold champagne, amber champagne, classic champagne, black dun (blue dun/gullo/grulla), red dun, bay dun (yellow dun/classic dun), pearl (Barlink Factor), silver, roan, grey

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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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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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Catbird’s Fancy

Catbird's Fancy

Catbird's Fancy

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Arabian (G2)
Color: Golden Palomino
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This handsome fella was a custom order along with Magpie’s Six… and that’s as much information as I have on him so far. While his mane is slightly brighter than I’d like now, I’m going to pretended it was just washed really well for a show. Continue reading

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Magpie’s Six

Magpie’s Six

Magpie’s Six

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Palomino
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

“One for sorrow, Two for joy… Named after the old nusery rhyme, this pretty little gal was and Add-a-Foal for a custom palomino Arabian (Catbird’s Fancy) and is one of the better palominos I’ve done, I think. The color is nice and soft and there’s a lot of the baby coat fading that’s missing from most of my other foals. Continue reading

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Meadowlands Lafayette

Meadowlands Lafayette

Meadowlands Lafayette

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Rose Gray (Bay going Gray)
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics, Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal is an example of why I offer full refunds on custom orders—I’m never quite sure what I can pull off and what’s outside of my range. In this case dapple gray was a step too far, but the person who ordered her kept her anyways. (Brave soul!) Continue reading

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Storm Rising

Storm Rising

Storm Rising

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Gray
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Embroidery Floss
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Storm was my first, but not last, attempt at hairing a model using embroidery floss. As you can see, I didn’t paint the floss like I did with the unicorns, but instead tried to use the original colors. It was sort of a hit-or-miss result. Continue reading

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Fading Glory

Fading Glory

Fading Glory

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred (G2)
Color: Bay Going Gray
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Prismacolor Pencils
Status: Painted 2003 and Sold March 2003

This little gal started out life as a dappled grey custom painted by an unknown artist. I got her in a body box from eBay and was planning on repainting her—then she was damaged in the move from Iowa to Virginia. Continue reading

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Butterscotch Sundae

Butterscotch Sundae

Butterscotch Sundae

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Palomino
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal was one of my first customs and was painted back when I only had acrylics in the primary colors. Both her and Chocolate Thunder have the honor of being painted using just red, yellow, and blue… Something I’m not sure if I could pull off if I tried again today! Continue reading

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Heza Gone Dancing

Heza Gone Dancing

Heza Gone Dancing

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Buckskin
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 2007 and Sold April 2007

This little buy was one of my later customs, as you can tell by the backdrop and the heavy pastel usage. I don’t remember if he was an Add-a-Foal or a random custom, but I do like the way he turned out! Buckskins and duns are a thousand times easier to pull off with pastels versus straight acrylics. Continue reading