Tag Archives: Metallic

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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Silverheart

By | May 4, 2014
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Silverheart

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

Sparklewulf of the Clan McSparklewulf

By | September 11, 2013
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McSparklewulf

I had honorable intentions when I started painting this little guy, I really did… and then they fell prey to the lure of the shiny. Of course when you start with the idea of ‘I’m going to paint a purple wolf’ moving onto ‘I’m going to paint a purple SPARKLE wolf’ really isn’t that big of a step.

I still maintain he is awesome. *solemn nod* 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

Spare Thyme

By | April 28, 2013

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Metallic Purple-silver Tiger
Gallery: Other
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Silver) and FolkArt (668 Metallic Plum, 654 Metallic Amethyst)
Status: Painted February 2013 and For Sale

So I was working on the other metallic horses and whilst waiting for the layers to dry I had some spare time between painting and planning out this years garden…

Yeah, bad puns are pretty much mandatory in my world. 😉 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

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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Doodlebug

By | July 18, 2012
Doodlebug

Doodlebug

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Walking Arabian Mare
Color: Metallic Flaxen Blue-chestnut Doodle Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Doodlepony
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt Acrylics (670 Metallic Blue Pearl), Unknown Acrylics (Dark Metallic Blue), Pigma Micron 02 black pen
Status: Painted June 2012 and SOLD

This little gal is an inch tall… and she took forever to doodle! (Time well spent, but she’s certainly put me off of doing full-body doodles using the micron pens.) Continue reading

Sunnycide Up

By | July 11, 2012
Sunnycide Up

Sunnycide Up

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Cantering Tennessee Walking Horse Gelding
Color: Metallic Blue-bay Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt Acrylics (670 Metallic Blue Pearl)
Status: Painted June 2012 and For Sale

This little guy has been hanging out in my body box for quite a while now, just waiting for the Muses to notice him. His sunny disposition finally caught their eye and now he’s sporting blue skies with only a tiny cloud to weight him down. Continue reading

Gesundheit

By | January 2, 2012
Gesundheit

Gesundheit

Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Running Walk Tennessee Walking Horse Mare
Color: Metallic Purple Pintaloosa (Tobiano, Appaloosa)
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Folk Art 668 Metallic Plum, Liquitex Gesso, Artist Color Ivory Black and Burnt Sienna
Status: Painted 2011 and SOLD

This little gal is the first horse painted from scratch for sale in the new year. Now I just need to get the rest of these guys polished off and onto the shelves as well! Continue reading

Blood Royale

By | August 22, 2011
Blood Royale

Blood Royale

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Standardbred/Pacer (G2)
Color: Purple-bay Silver-gold Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Dioxazine Purple
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Purple is the color of royalty and this little guy was another stab at a horse in heraldic colors, like Sanguine Courant. Royale didn’t turn out quite as well, since the gold shadings on the silver tobiano markings ended up looking a bit odd. Continue reading

Lo Flyby

By | August 15, 2011
Lo Flyby

Lo Flyby

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Metallic Blue Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy was one of my favorite fantasy customs, both in terms of overall color and name. I was looking for a sky-themed name to match his white a blue coloring and ‘Lo Flyby’ popped into my head as I pondered random Top Gun references. Continue reading