Kentucky Rose (Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred)

Rose is painted in Venetian Rose only, with the dark points in the ‘from the tube; color and the light points from a mixture with white gesso. Even though there isn’t as much contrast to the shading as you’d find in a real chestnut, I love the variations I was able to pull out of the rose.

This little gal came about because Venetian Rose had been moved to the discount rack and was only a buck. I picked it up thinking I could use it for pinking, but the color was interesting enough that I decided to do a horse in it. The thoroughbred mold was an immediate fit for me, since the name popped into my head as soon as I picked it up.

I did a Saddlebred in this color as a custom order, but those two are the only horses so far. Since the Venetian Rose didn’t survive the five years in storage, they may be the only ones I ever do…

Medium: Liquitex Venetian Rose, 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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