Tag Archives: Color: Frame Overo

Big Orange Bash Donation Fat Pony Magnets (#004-014)

By | June 16, 2017
Big Orange Bash Donation Magnets

Big Orange Bash Donation Magnets

Normally I donate custom model horses to model horse live shows, but this time around I figured a small herd of Fat Pony magnets might be more fun! šŸ™‚

I’ve made donationsĀ forĀ Big Orange Bash (Knoxville, TN) before and I’m more than happy to keep them hock deep in magnets or models. The show is a fund raiserĀ forĀ the Large Animal Clinic at theĀ University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine andĀ if my silly little horses can help, how can I pass that up?

I went for a full fantasy herd this time around, in homage to my past donations, and tried to get as much variation as I could into the ranks. Part of this was because I was going to use the photos in the Etsy store, so two birds (err, 11 fat ponies) with one stone!

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Leaping Horse #005

By | December 13, 2016
Leaping Horse #005 - Dun Frame Overo War Pony

Leaping Horse #005 – Dun Frame Overo War Pony (SOLD!)

Behold, the perfect steed to do battle on any fridge or magnetic whiteboard!

This little guy was the first of my non-resin, non-present copies of this mold. I sculpted the original leaping horseĀ out of Sculpey andĀ created a silicone mold. I cast him using a plaster of paris and wood glue mixture and additional layers of wood glue were used to help harden him before painting.

He’s one of my ‘break off the background’ versions, soĀ there will never been another pony quite like this one! (Plaster won’t do a ‘no-background’ version without the tail breaking off, alas.)

He was painted into a dun frame overo using Craft Smart Tan for the basecoat and Apple Barrel 20504 Black and Sargent Art chalk pastels for the dark markings. Pastels are such an easy way to blend light colors into black that I’ve defaulted to always using them.

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Leaping Horse #001 – #004

By | October 21, 2016
Leaping Horse Christmas Ornaments

Four Horses of the Snowpocalypse

Christmas is a time for inflicting crafts on loving relatives, so when December rolled around last year I grabbed some resin and started making magnets! I didn’t get the best of photos of these little guys, so I probably should bug family for some updates. šŸ˜‰

These four little guys were the first finished copies of this mold, although I had done a bunch of plaster casting prior to this. The plaster was having a lot of problems (this was before I perfected the mixture) and I figured the resin copies would be a safer alternative.

The metal ‘ornaments’ that they are magnet-attached to are the same metal disks you can see behind my Etsy magnets. I painted them with acrylics and sealed with a matte finish. I was playing around with christmas colors, but also trying to make them look like gas giants. If I had them to do over, I’d have used a metal primer instead of trying to work with the gesso. Even with my layers of finish they are prone to scratching. šŸ™

Alas, I have lost my art notebook (Volume I) so I’m not sure what colors I used, although I can guess for most of them. Notes on materials are below each horse and I’ll update them when I find the book.

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Miracle Max

By | November 25, 2013
Miracle Max - Thumbnail

Miracle Max

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


By | June 7, 2012


Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cutting Stock Mare
Color: Green-bay Frame Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Emerald Green, Green Light Permanent, Yellow Oxide)
Status: Painted May 2012 and For Sale

This little gal was painted in-between work on the show donations and turned out pretty darned nifty! Her working name was Lil’Apple Tart, but I figured Alamode (Ć  la mode) was more accurate once the chrome appeared. Continue reading