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! 🙂
I’ve made donations for 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 raiser for the Large Animal Clinic at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine and 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!
This little gal has been a looooong time in the making!
Evangelina was a custom order that I started back in March but one thing led to another and I didn’t get her finished until September. From her teeny tiny spots to her striped hooves, this little gal took a lot of cross-eyed nights to pull off. (I really need to get a magnifying glass headset).
She was the first realistic leopard appaloosa that I’ve done in a long time and it was fun running around Google digging up good reference photos. I know it makes me a dinosaur, but I remember what it was like pre-Google and it’s such a happy feeling to have things right at my fingertips!
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Warmblood (G2) Color: Yellow-gold Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
This guy is… well, he’s sort of a leopard appaloosa, but you’d have to look at one a bit sideways. He’s got a little bit of white blanket scattered about, a whole lot of yellow spots, and a few gold highlights that really don’t show up well in the photos. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Scratching Foal (G2) Color: Green Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?
Ah, nothing like Bablefish to pull a name out of a hat! Apfelblüte is German for Apple Blossom, since this little guy reminded me of Granny Smiths and the craziness of springtime in the orchards. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Warmblood (G2) Color: Turquoise Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted in 2004 and Sold Dec 2004
His name is German for ‘December Stone’ because I was completely out of ideas on what to call a turquoise horse. Babelfish is a very addicting crutch… you can make just about anything sound nifty by turning it into German (or Portuguese!) Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Paso Fino (G2) Color: Yellow-gold Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics Status: Painted 2005 and Sold Feb 2005
This little gal was a pain to photograph. Even with the new camera you can’t really make out the fine white speckling and traceries that made her shine in person.
Because of that she took the longest to sell on eBay and I’m a little surprised she ended up selling at all. I figured I was going to have to take her to a show and sell her from a table so that folks could make an in-person assessment. Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Arabian (G2) Color: Green Bay Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics and Pastels Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?
This little guy was a lot of fun to paint!
As I remember he was a follow-up horse to Blue Eyed Piper, since Blue’s appy pattern didn’t turn out as realistic as I would have like. The same technique on a fantasy horse looks lovely, and I was able to play around more with the layers of white and pastels once reality was out the window. (Besides, I was itching to break into the new silly colored chalk pastels!) Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Arabian (G2) Color: Bay Leopard Appaloosa Gallery: Appaloosa Medium: Acrylics and Pastels Status: Painted in 2005 and Sold Jan 2005
Oddly enough, this model was inspired by a custom auto painting show on TV! After watching the gentleman (who’s name I have forgotten) paint layer after layer of color to get this amazing ‘true fire’ I decided to give it a try with appaloosas. Which made prefect sense at the time. *grin* Continue reading →
This little gal was painted sometime in the mid 2000’s, but I haven’t been able to track down her paperwork quite yet. That’s the downside of storing things in several different mediums at once!
This gal was one of my fun splatterpaint creations that came to life because of experimentation I did trying to create a gold florentine with Florentine Flip. It’s a bit time consuming, since there are actually multiple layers of diluted browns and whites but the end result is worth it.
I honestly can’t say if she was meant to be a roan and then turned into an appaloosa or if I had this color in mind when I started. Red roan leopard appaloosa are a fun color and this really makes me want to paint another! 🙂
She’s another one of those horses that I regret selling… Ah well, in theory I can always paint another one! (In practice, of course, it’s never that easy.)