Tag Archives: Color: Orange

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! 🙂

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!

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Solskin

By | January 25, 2016
Solskin - Left

Solskin

Resisting the temptation to name this guy Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana was very very hard… but I prevailed!

Solskin is Danish for ‘sunshine’ and that name fit this little guy like a glove. (When in doubt Google Translate is a great place to dig up interesting nomenclature.) He is one of the older pre-2012 residents of my workbench and the first horse of 2016 to get finished.

He started out as a shaded yellow coat that I meant to add dark points to, but once I started in on the orange pastel shading I couldn’t bring myself to cover up his legs with black. So his faux-bay is a little more faux, but I think he still looks pretty dapper!

Solskin is rarity among my fantasy customs because he lacks the normal high gloss finish. I was going to gloss him up, but when I hit him with the final Dulllcote to check for issues he just looked to handsome to re-gloss.

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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

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.

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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

Feuertänzer

By | February 6, 2012
Feuertänzer

Feuertänzer

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Standardbred/Pacer (G2)
Color: Red-Orange Chestnut Doodle
Gallery: Doodle Ponies
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Ivory Black, Gesso, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue/Brilliant Yellow, Naphthol Crimson, Brilliant Orange, ACRA Crimson/Primary Red, Cadmium Orange)
Status: Painted February 2012 and SOLD!

Feuertänzer is German for Fire Dancer, which fits this little guy to a T. He’s a shaded red-orange faux-chestnut with orange, yellow, and red doodle pony markings. Since the markings use the same colors as his coat, the shadings are now a little hard to see. He’s definitely one of the models that looks better in person! Continue reading

Southern Fire

By | December 30, 2011
Southern Fire

Southern Fire

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Standardbred/Pacer (G2)
Color: Orange-Red Dun
Gallery: Solid Colors
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2004 and Sold December 2004

This little guy was my second attempt at the orange-red dun coloration that first appeared on Sonata Sunrise. Even though I’m not fond of orange, I really liked the way she turned out and wanted to give it another go. 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

Pumpkin King

By | October 31, 2011
Pumpkin King

Pumpkin King

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Quarter Horse (G2)
Color: Black and Orange Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

I rarely do holiday themed horses, since by the time I finish them the holiday is over, so this little guy is a rare exception to the norm. I was tempted to give him Halloween themed cat tracks, but the basic orange and black looked too nice to fiddle with. Continue reading

Mabon Coryphee

By | August 2, 2011
Mabon Coryphee

Mabon Coryphee

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Warmblood (G2)
Color: Orange, Red, Yellow and Gold Stencil horse
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Ah stencil horses, how I love thee!

This little guy was my response to the fact that almost all of my previous stencil horses had been in the blue-green-purple end of the color scale. I decided to go with an autumn flavored scheme this time and his name reflects that. (Maybon = Celebration of the Autumnal Equinox and Coryphee = Type of ballet dancer) Continue reading