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 →
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 →
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.)
Make:Breyer Scale:Stablemate Mold:Stock Horse (G3) Color: Green-tiger-bay Splash Overo Gallery:Fantasy Overo Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Emerald Green, Green Light Permanent, Phthalocyanine Green, Yellow Oxide), Prismacolor Pencils (911 Olive Green, 912 Apple Green), BIC Permanent Marker (Lime Green), Sargent Art Chalk Pastels Status: Painted May 2012 and For Sale
Schneekatze is German for “Snow Cat”, since this little gal looks like she’s wandered into a snowdrift mid-hunt. I had a lot of fun painting Schatten-Grün and Tao Vert, so I figured it was time for another stab at the color. Continue reading →
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 →