Portrait Horse: Sierra


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

This was a custom ordered portrait horse, one of the few I’ve done. I’ve always been very nervous about doing portraits since I know it’s very easy for folks to pick out the flaws in the patterns. Sort of like the uncanny valley folks fall into when they look at portraits of themselves, or people they know. They never match quite right…

Sierra - Portrait

I tried my best to match the photos, but I still feel like I could have done a better job with the white pattern on the neck. The buyer was happy how it came out (and the two other foals that came with it), but I don’t think I’ll be doing these in the future.

I have more photos of the actual horse, which I’ll post as soon as I can track them down.


Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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