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?


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