Ah, the infamous ‘no really, pretend this is sky’ backdrop! (That’s how you can tell this is a very old custom.) I’m not sure why I decided that painting haphazardly was better than just putting down a solid coat of blue-gray, but I’m sure it made sense at the time.
Flash was actually the very first custom that I sold on eBay and was as close to perfect as I could get her. Which also meant she was one of the best chestnuts I painted. There’s something scary about putting your artwork up for other people to bid on, the number of pageviews ends up having a direct impact on my self evaluation of skill.
Thankfully she did sell and I remember getting a very positive reaction from the buyer… which led to the long an inglorious history of customs you see in the galleries.
Flash is yet another one of the horses I really wish I hadn’t sold– but since I’ve got roughly 200 customs under my belt, I really couldn’t have kept them all.
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?