Tag Archives: Color: Yellow

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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Coal Miner’s Chrome

By | December 7, 2015
Coal Miner's Chrome

Coal Miner’s Chrome

This is yet another long overdue post for a horse that I finished in 2015… way back in January to be exact. Like a canary escaping a coal mine, this little gal has finally made it out of the body box off my art desk!

She has been sitting forlorn and basecoated yellow for almost ten years waiting for inspiration to strike. I had planned on making her a faux-bay with dark points and sabino markings, but somewhere along the way she decided that being a doodle pony was a lot more fun.

She’s had her seams sanded and logo removed, but I didn’t do any additional carvings to her ears or hooves. Chrome’s been painted in acrylics and sealed with a matte finish– one of the only Doodle Ponies without gloss! She has enough shine on her own and I just couldn’t bring myself to add anymore.

Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20586 Canary Yellow), Micron pen.

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Miracle Max

By | November 25, 2013
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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

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

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

Sudden Digression

By | September 5, 2011
Sudden Digression

Sudden Digression

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Thoroughbred (G2)
Color: Yellow Chestnut Going Grey (Dappled Yellow Grey)
Gallery: Other
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2005? and Sold Oct 2005

This little gal is one of my favorites (in name and in color) and one of the horses I really wish I hadn’t sold. In theory I could paint her again, but I’m oddly reluctant to try. 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

Pyrite Prince

By | June 12, 2011
Pyrite Prince

Pyrite Prince

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Dappled Yellow-gold Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Gallery: Other Color
Status: Painted 2005 and Sold Aug 2005

This little guy was quite an adventure to paint. The Gold interacted very oddly with the yellow, giving it an almost burnished look. I was expecting the contrast between the two colors to be starker, but it worked out wonderfully. Continue reading