Flash in the Pan (Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred)

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.

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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