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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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Fat Buffalos #001-004

By | May 1, 2017
Fat Buffalos 001-004

Fat Buffalos #001-004

It’s May and I still have a bunch of these old posts left to catch up on! Yikes! O_O;

Most of my relatives are from Buffalo, NY so when it came time to picking critters for the Fat Animal Magnets for Christmas, these guys were a shoe-in! 🙂

I made an extra buffalo because I figured I’d need at least one more and it turned out that I probably should have doubled the herd. I still have another Bills buffalo in the pipeline and to be honest now I really want one of my own…

This mold had a lot of issues with the horns, but that was mostly because I was casting these quickly. So the amount of resculpting on the Christmas presents was a lot higher than the ones I’m prepping now. I’m actually torn on if I should make another mold of this guy or just wait until I finish the resculpt. (It seems there are always things I want to improve on once I get the resin cast out! 🙂 )

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Kittenloaf (Sitting Cat) #002

By | November 28, 2016
Kittenloaf #002 - Red Tabby

Kittenloaf #002 – Red Tabby

Behold the kittenloaf!

None can resist the silent I-saw-you-look-over-here-now-you-must-get-up-and-pet-me meow and this magnet has got that in spades.

Whether napping on the kitchen fridge or soaking in a sunbeam 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 cats.

…Or possibly feeding cats.

…But only the right kind of gushy food, because otherwise there will be Sniffs of Disapproval and then Royal Sulking.

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Leaping Horse #001 – #004

By | October 21, 2016
Leaping Horse Christmas Ornaments

Four Horses of the Snowpocalypse

Christmas is a time for inflicting crafts on loving relatives, so when December rolled around last year I grabbed some resin and started making magnets! I didn’t get the best of photos of these little guys, so I probably should bug family for some updates. 😉

These four little guys were the first finished copies of this mold, although I had done a bunch of plaster casting prior to this. The plaster was having a lot of problems (this was before I perfected the mixture) and I figured the resin copies would be a safer alternative.

The metal ‘ornaments’ that they are magnet-attached to are the same metal disks you can see behind my Etsy magnets. I painted them with acrylics and sealed with a matte finish. I was playing around with christmas colors, but also trying to make them look like gas giants. If I had them to do over, I’d have used a metal primer instead of trying to work with the gesso. Even with my layers of finish they are prone to scratching. 🙁

Alas, I have lost my art notebook (Volume I) so I’m not sure what colors I used, although I can guess for most of them. Notes on materials are below each horse and I’ll update them when I find the book.

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Lil’Red Dress

By | February 4, 2013
Lil'Red Dress

Lil’Red Dress

If you want to go to a party, a little black dress is just the thing, but if you’re looking to work some cows try on this Lil’Red Dress for size!

Alamode looked like she needed a dancing partner, so I painted her a sister to kick up her heels with. You can never have too many cutting horses after all… Continue reading

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

Midnight Rose

By | April 6, 2012
Midnight Rose - Thumbnail

Midnight Rose

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G2)
Color: Dark Red Bay
Gallery: Solid Color
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Naphthol Crimson, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2012 and For Sale

I know, I know, I’ve broken my musical naming theme with this little fella, but when I tried to give him a nice Cantata or Requiem he objected. Some horses aren’t meant for fancy names, I suppose! 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

Money to Burn

By | January 28, 2012
Money to Burn

Money to Burn

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Dappled Red-Buckskin
Gallery: Solid Color
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Naphthol Crimson, Ivory Black, Gesso, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Green Light Permanent, Emerald Green) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone, Colored, Neon)
Status: Painted January 2011 and For Sale

Originally painted back in the early 2000’s this little gal has gone back under the brush to fix some rubs and bring her up to current standards! She might have been a snappy dresser before, but this time I think she’s really nailed the look… 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