Lentamente Para

Lentamente Para

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G2)
Color: Bay Dun
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Acrylic and Pastels
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

I was tempted to keep the musical theme going, but instead I went with ‘names not in English’ instead. (Although I did consider Rinforte).

Lentamente Para means “Slowly it Stops” in Spanish, which seemed appropriate considering the breed history and the dressage movement.

This little guy was a custom order and a lot of fun to work on. I was starting to get the hand of using pastels at this point and it really shows in the shading. The pastels allowed a much softer transition between the tan and the black (or in this case, dark brown) and made the dorsal stripe and the points

There are things I’d fix, as there are with all my old customs, but I’m actually pretty pleased with the way he came out. Custom orders did a very good job of shoving me out of my comfort zone, but I’m not sure they’re worth the stress of worrying if the customer will like the end product.

Definitely no more portrait horses! 😛

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Martha Bechtel

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