Blue Moon Rising (Custom Breyer Stablemate Saddlebred)

Blue Moon Rising - Custom Breyer Stablemate Saddlebred - Right
Blue Moon Rising

If I can paint a blue-bay, why not a blue-chestnut? The shading is the same, it’s just the hue that’s a bit off…

This little gal is a basic blue shaded with phthalocyanine for a nice rich ultramarine. Following the flaxen chestnut pattern her points are lighter and her mane and tail are near-white. She’s got realistic eyes and hooves and even though she’s an earlier custom I’m rather pleased with the hoof color.

Blue Moon Rising - Custom Breyer Stablemate Saddlebred - Left
Blue Moon Rising

I was tempted to shade the mane and tail with blue instead of yellow, but I’m glad I didn’t. As you can see with Night Music, the blue shading just doesn’t come across as well.

I was playing around a bit with the mold at this point (painting multiple Saddlebreds does get boring after a while) so she’s a very minor resculpt.

Very minor– all I did was take off her ribbons and add a forelock. It’s not enough on a realistic horse to turn her into a different breed (the high tailset is a Saddlebred-centric thing) but on a fantasy horse it does help her stand out from the crowd.

Not much to say beyond that, she’s now owned by RayovLight Creations, who has a whole herd of my custom Saddlebreds hanging out on her shelves. Nothing like finding folks who think the crazy colors are just as nifty as I do! *grin*

Medium: Acrylics, Liquitex Phthalocyanine Blue
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!