Dell’Arcobaleno (Custom Breyer Stablemate Morgan Mare)

As you can see from the fancy background, Dell was one of my photoshow string back when I first got into the hobby. I know she was one of the first horses I painted, although I’m still trying to track down the history for these little guys. She was the second rainbow horse, the first one being the G2 Thoroughbred where I learned that yellow and green are mortal enemies. I deftly sidestepped that problem here by bypassing the greens and blues altogether.

The paint pattern is, erm, vaguely Tobiano-ish, but heavy on the ‘ish’. This was one of the few fantasy horses where I threw reality completely to the wind and just had fun. I really need to do more of these, it’s rather freeing to step outside the rules and just paint.

I have the photoshow records somewhere, and when I dig them up I’ll come back and update this post. As I remember, she did rather well in the fantasy classes and the person I sold her to ended up picking up a few more ribbons on the photoshow circuit. Don’t know if she’d do as well in the live shows, since her paint job was done back when I was still learning, but the bar is so high on the live shows at this point that I’m not even trying to reach it anymore.

Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

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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