Tag Archives: Color: Black

Black Tuxedo – Flat Cat Head #002

By | January 11, 2018
Black Tuxedo Flat Cat Head Magnet - Front

Flat Cat Head #002

There’s no kitchen or office that this zen little black tuxedo cat can’t bring a little calm to!

Meet the second in this series of magnets, a snappy black and white tuxedo cat. He’s got a cute pink nose, a nice clean white bib, a purr-sonality that mellows out even the most hectic of rooms.

This dapper gentleman was painted in acrylics (Apple Barrel and FolkArt) and was finished with a glossy sealer. You can see in the photos that he’s got a bit of a shine, but he’s not as high gloss as some of the other cats.

He is sponge-wipe durable, but please don’t let him go for a swim!

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Wooden Dolphin Magnet #001

By | June 8, 2017
Wooden Dolphin #001 - Black and Gold Dusty Dolphin

Wooden Dolphin #001 – Black and Gold Dusty Dolphin

What mammal through yonder wavecrest breaks? Why tis a gilded dolphin o’course!

I picked up a small pod of wooden dolphins from Michael’s and this little guy was the first one to leap his way onto the finished pile. So far my muses have been dancing along the fantasy end of things, but I’m hoping for a realistic one someday. *crosses fingers*

My grandmother used to tell me that the sunlight dancing on the wavetips was the sea’s diamonds and if that’s so I can’t think of a better dash of gold to add to the hoard than this handsome fella.

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Fat Rabbits #001-003

By | January 23, 2017
Fat Rabbits #001-003

Fat Rabbits #001-003

I’m slowly working my way through the piles of leftover Fat Animal Magnets and with luck I’ll have some of these guys to Etsy by the weekend. I’ve been casting new magnets so I can get proper average weights, which means there are even more of these little guys on the way!

The Fat Rabbits are some of my favorites, and I blame that on my childhood addiction to Watership Down. (Plus I had pet rabbits, which are basically cats only with long ears.)

The best part about rabbits is they come in a crazy variety of colors! I tried to find a good website that showed all the variations, but scarily the best I could do was generic overviews of breed specific ones. …I think I’ve been spoiled by the model horse hobby.

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Fat Orcas #001-003

By | January 17, 2017
Fat Orcas #001-003

Fat Orcas #001-003

When I started my Fat Animal Magnets project for Christmas I had no idea just how far down the rabbit hole I was going to go! (Twenty-two animals and counting). But now that the holidays are over it’s time for me to document these little guys and then list the leftovers to Etsy. 🙂

I’m starting with the Fact Orcas because these guys are some of my favorites! I did a very simple first color run for most of the magnets, one fantasy and two reality. Since what sets the Orcas apart visual is their color pattern, I decided to keep this basic for this mold.

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Black Tuxedo Kittenloaf (Sitting Cat) #003

By | December 14, 2016
Kittenloaf #003 - Black Tuxedo

Kittenloaf #003 – Black Tuxedo (For Sale!)

Every house needs a little high society and this handsome fella is dressed to the nines and ready to class up the joint, no matter what surface he clings to!

Whether holding court on the kitchen fridge or looking down from a cabinet at the office this little magnet will remind you that no matter how bad a day you’re having, that there are more important things in life.

Like petting dapper cats.

…Or possibly feeding dapper cats.

…And definitely playing with the feather toy because phooey on decorum, that thing must DIE!

…Anywho. This striking black and white tomcat with tuxedo markings was painted in acrylics and sealed with a glossy finish. He’s water resistant (as most cats are) but is not waterproof.

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Clydesdale Horse Head #005

By | November 16, 2016
Clydesdale Horse Head #005 Black Sabino - Hanging

Clydesdale Horse Head #005 Black Sabino

I know winter has come rolling down from the north, so what says springtime like daffodils and drafters? Well, a lot of things (probably), but that isn’t going to stop this little guy from bring his own ray of sunshine to your day!

I’m still posting the older magnets to the blog out of order (because reasons) so this is actually the second of the black sabino drafters that I painted. The first two painted magnets are still lost to time, but I’m hoping to find them again someday.

This little guy is more of a true black (with only a tiny hint of brown) and his color really pops against the yellow background. The yellow isn’t quite as dayglow as the photos, for some reason my digital camera loves that shade as much as it hates photographing purple.

He’s got a blue eye, a glossy finish, and with a 0.7 inch Neodymium magnet this handsome drafter is ready to hold up anything from corporate memos to a shopping list.

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Evangelina (Breyer Stablemate)

By | October 6, 2016


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!

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Leaping Horse #008

By | October 3, 2016
Leaping Horse #008

Leaping Horse #008

Created in February 2016 this little guy is a cast from the faux-rock background variation of the leaping horse mold. He a bit unique because he hasn’t had the background snapped off, but it makes him a tad more fragile that some his cousins.

The background was painted a flat black and the horse was painted in a combination of Sahara Gold and Gunmetal Gray. I did a basecoat in the gold and then used the gray for the dark points and some shading. The finished horse was rubbed with a light pass of black, just to highlight some of the roughness of the casting.

The sand was the result of sifting out the finer bits from some All Purpose Sand that I got from Lowe’s (not Play Sand because I didn’t realise it existed.) So it’s got a mixture of tiny rock shapes and colors. The Active Decor Sand that I use in the bases is much finer and I wanted this piece to have a rougher feel to it.

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McLaughlin’s Midnight Dancer

By | October 12, 2014
McLaughlin's Midnight Dancer

McLaughlin’s Midnight Dancer

Once upon a time there was a lonely G1 Stablemate Morgan Stallion who wandered eBay in search of a home. He was mint his owner said, he was in excellent shape! And lo, he was sold to the highest bidder and trotted off his new home.

Only he wasn’t mint, and he wasn’t in good condition, and his new owner was bummed.

And lo, he was bummed, for he had thought himself a most handsome horse.

But all was not lost, because scratches and black marks and slightly warping are still not enough to turn this old gentleman into a dud. So his owner shipped him off to me for a bit of sprucing up!

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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