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4th Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation

By | November 26, 2015
Clover Tobiano - Front Right Angle

Clover Tobiano – Front Right Angle

What better post for Thanksgiving that this long overdue workbench favorite!

This handsome gal is a Breyer Stablemate G3 painted into a clover-spotted green tobiano with a white clover star on her forehead. She was a donation to the 4th Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show which was held in October of this year. She was a sibling donation to the landscape jumper I did for the M.O.M. Live Show donation, run by the same showholder.

I’ve gotten a little obsessed over converting horse patterns into 4-H clover-friendly variations. After the extended blanket appaloosa I painted last year, I wanted to see what I could pull off with a tobiano pattern.

I ended up doing most of the clover shapes in green, but there are a few places where the pattern flips and you can see the white clovers overlapping the green.

Topped off with a lilac ribbon and realistic eyes, I was really sorry to see this gal go! I’m hoping she’s found a home with someone who will fall in love with her cloverness as much as I did. 🙂

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3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation

By | May 16, 2014
3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation

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

Shamrockstar

By | September 16, 2013
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Shamrockstar

No bigger than a penny, this little gal sports one heck of an attitude– a prefect match for one of the names dreamed up in my Facebook group! (After a couple hundred horses, I sometimes get stuck on naming these little guys. ;)) Continue reading

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

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

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

Underhill Playboy

By | February 21, 2013
Underhill Playboy - Left

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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Sincity Cowboy

By | February 6, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Standing Quarter Horse Stallion
Color: Green-teal Flaxen Chesnut
Gallery: Fantasy Solid Color
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Turquoise Green, Bright Aqua Green, Yellow Oxide, Mars Black) Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Greens)
Painted/Sold: Painted February 2013 and SOLD

I don’t know what it is about horses picking their own colors– but this little guy pulled the same trick Rhymer did and refused the chrome I had planned. I think he would have made a cute little tovero, but he had much simpler ideas! Continue reading

Bækhesten

By | September 30, 2012
Bækhesten - Right Glossy

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

Alamode

By | June 7, 2012
Alamode

Alamode

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 (à la mode) was more accurate once the chrome appeared. Continue reading

Schneekatze

By | June 1, 2012
Schneekatze

Schneekatze

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

Philosophers’ Stone

By | December 27, 2011
Philosophers Stone

Philosophers Stone

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Green-Black-Gold Faux-Stone
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Phthalocyanine Green
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This odd little guy was an attempt to recreate the look of Gold Digger, except starting from a primed body instead of using the original finish. As you can see, it didn’t work as well as intended, but I still think it looks pretty cool (and I used the same technique on Blaustein later). Continue reading

Irish Ayes

By | December 1, 2011
Irish Ayes

Irish Ayes

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Quarter Horse (G2)
Color: Green-bay Frame Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Phthalocyanine Green
Status: Painted 2005? and Sold May 2005

This little guy was a lot of fun to paint and he’s one of the few horses that ended in a bidding war on eBay. Well, he did end up under $30 I think, so more of a bidding skirmish, but still. Continue reading