Tag Archives: Glossy

Christmas Pony

By | December 27, 2015
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Christmas Pony

Once upon a December there was someone who said ‘a pony’ when her cousin asked what she wanted for Christmas… and so she got one!

To be fair, I am pretty sure she was kidding and/or wasn’t expecting a little bundle of metallic-ly awesome appaloosa, but this is why when you should be careful what you ask for when your cousin works with someone who commits art. 😉 Mwahahahaha!

(Also noted: I always ask for a pony whenever anyone asks me if I want something.)

This little gal has a very sparse appaloosa blanket, two front socks, and a small star (moon?), but she’s not short on shine. She’s got a high gloss finish and as you can see from the no-flash/with-flash front photo below she ranges from a richer copper to a golden hue depending on the light.

She was a lot of fun to paint– I haven’t done a speed run in quite a while and it was amusing to see just how long it really takes me to take a model from start to finish! 🙂

Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Iridescent Rich Bronze), FolkArt Acrylics (666 Antique Copper, 577 Sahara Gold, 944 Nutmeg), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black), Ceramcoat (02604 Metallic 14k Gold)

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Unnamed Custom Order

By | August 22, 2013
Custom Order

Custom Order

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred Mare (G1)
Color: Metallic Green-Blue-Purple
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Dioxazine Purple, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 655 Metallic Aquamarine)
Status: Painted June 2013 and SOLD (Custom Order)

This little gal was the other half of the custom order with Subterfuge and I consider her an honorary sibling to the Pimped Rides Live donation piece! 🙂 Continue reading

A Quail of a Good Time : Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

By | July 23, 2013
Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

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.

I think I’ll start next year’s donation tomorrow… Continue reading

Subterfuge

By | July 4, 2013

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Make: Hartland
Scale: Traditional-ish
Mold: Rearing Mustang
Color: Metallic Green-Blue-Purple-Magenta
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Bright Gold) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst, 670 Metallic Blue Pearl, 655 Metallic Aquamarine)
Status: Painted June 2013 and SOLD (Custom Order)

I very rarely do anything larger than a stablemate and I certainly don’t do them as custom orders– but when the chance popped up to paint a Hartland— how could I say no? 😀 Continue reading

Pimped Rides Live

By | April 7, 2013

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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.)

This handsome fella is my first official donation horse of 2013! 😀 Continue reading

Cryptoquine

By | March 19, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cantering Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding
Color: Pearl and Black Doodle Pony
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black), Golden Acrylics (Iridescent Pearl (Fine)), Pigma Micron 02 black pen
Status: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

I might, possibly, maybe, have an addition to Doodle Ponies. …Maybe.

Once again proving to myself that full-body doodles horses TAKE FOREVER, this little guy spent many an hour with me on the couch zoning out to whatever random reality ‘war’ was on the TV (cake, storage, duck, etc.). Continue reading

Someday’s Child

By | March 17, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Quarter Horse (G2)
Color: Black and Metallic Green Doodle
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Mars Black) and unknown Metallic Green
Status: Painted January 2005ish and For Sale

“Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace…”

Someday is one of a pair of doodle horses I started back in 2005 and was unable to finish because I couldn’t match the doodle paint color. Yet another reason to regret throwing out all that paint when I was cleaning house… *sighs* And folks wonder why artists tend to horde things. Continue reading

Cliff Notes

By | March 15, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scratching Foal (G2)
Color: Blue and purple Doodlepony
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Light Blue Violet, Gesso), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), Sharpis Permanent Marker Ultra Fine Point (Blue and Purple)
Status: Painted February 2013 and SOLD!

Yet another refuge from the 2005 body box, Cliff (or Cliffina) has joined the ranks of the doodle ponies! Like any good set of important note, the pen I was using died halfway through… Continue reading

Cid sin’Terminar

By | March 14, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Warmblood (G2)
Color: Black and Metallic Purple Doodle
Gallery: Doodle Pony
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Mars Black) and unknown Metallic Purple
Status: Painted 2005ish? and For Sale

This handsome fella’s name has been Cid ever since I picked him up out of the 2005 body box and decided to finish him off. He picked up the sin’Terminar (mangled Spanish for ‘unfinished’) when I realized I wouldn’t be able to color match his purple markings. Continue reading

Underhill Playboy

By | February 21, 2013
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Underhill Playboy

Galloping out of the fairy lands, this handsome steed is looking for someone to raise some mischief with!

Underhill is a Breyer Stablemate Warmblood (G3) painted a shiny metallic green tobiano with sharp black points, star and snip, realistic eyes, and a coat of chrome to light his way through the dark. While he might fight a little with the camera (as you can tell from the photos), he looks good no matter what shade of green he comes out.

But don’t let his tricks with the camera fool you, this little guy is all Seelie Court at heart, and his pranks are harmless fun!

Two to Tango

Two to Tango

Playboy has had his seams and logo removed, but not other changes have been made to the mold. I’m actually pretty fond of this G3, I have an urge to start a proper conga line… Nocte Rex might have headed off to a new home, but at least Newton’s Law is here to keep him company!

He is definitely Photo Show Quality (PSQ), but probably not Live Show Quality (LSQ) simple because he’s not a complex enough pattern to catch the judge’s eye.

Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Ivory Black, Gesso, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt (655 Metallic Aquamarine)

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Bækhesten

By | September 30, 2012
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Bækhesten

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: G3 Mustang
Color: Blue, Green, Purple Watercolor
Gallery: Fantasy Other
Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Phthalocyanine Green, Dioxazine Purple, Phthalocyanine Blue)
Status: Painted June 2012 and SOLD!

This little guy was the epitome of a wild tangent– he was supposed to be a black splatterpaint roan, but took a took a sharp turn at the absurd right after I got the basecoat done. Continue reading

Park Color Craze Live Show Donation

By | July 8, 2012
Park Color Craze Live

Park Color Craze Live

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Warmblood (G2)
Color: Mottled Green Vine-Leaf-Moss-y Goodness
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Light Green Permanent, Emerald Green, Turquoise Green, Bright Aqua Green, Raw Sienna, Phthalocyanine Green, Mars Black), Prismacolor Pencils (911 Olive Green, 909 Grass Green, 910 True Green, 912 Apple Green), Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted July 2012 and Donated

This model is a show donation for Park Color Craze Live that will be held on September 30, 2012 at Robert H Treman State Park in Ithaca, NY. Much like the Big Orange Bash and Sweet Onion Live show donations, this request was very open-ended—they just wanted something green! Continue reading

Sweet Onion Live Show Donation

By | May 23, 2012
Sweet Onion Live

Sweet Onion Live

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Friesian (G3)
Color: Bronze-gold Extended Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Appaloosa
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Bright Gold, Metallic Bright Bronze, Iridescent Rich Bronze, Iridescent Bright Silver, Mars Black)
Status: Painted May 2012 and Donated

This model is a show donation for Sweet Onion Live that will be held on August 19 in Walla Walla, WA.

Unlike the Big Orange Bash and Color Crazy Park Live show donations, this little fella was left completely up to the whim of my muses. Continue reading

Big Orange Bash Show Donation

By | May 7, 2012
Big Orange Bash

Big Orange Bash

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Orange Faux-Tennessee Agate Sabino
Gallery: Sabino
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue/Brilliant Yellow, Naphthol Crimson, Brilliant Orange, Cadmium Orange, Burnt Sienna, Light Blue Violet)
Status: Painted May 2012 and Donated

This little gal is a show donation for Big Orange Bash which will take place on June 16, 2012 in Knoxville, TN. The show is held at the Hollingsworth Auditorium in the University of Tennessee and is a fundraiser to benefit the UT College of Veterinary Medicine. The request was for ‘something orange’ so I took the UT colors of orange and white and added a dollop of Tennessee Agate (the state stone). Continue reading

Firefoal

By | November 25, 2011
Firefoal

Firefoal

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Scrambling Foal (G2)
Color: Fire (Red, Orange, Yellow)
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted and Sold Jan 2005

This little guy was an Add-a-Foal for Infernal Whimsy that I painted in the same color pattern. I was planning on giving him a ‘real’ name, but Firefoal had a nice ring to it—so it stuck. Continue reading