Portrait Horse: Elmhurst

Elmhurst Donation

This little guy was painted as a portrait of Elmhurst as a fundraising donation to Our Mims Retirement Haven. You can see the WiP posts for him here: Part 1, Part 2.

Right now the plan is for Old Mims to auction them off sometime around Thanksgiving, but I’ll keep everyone in the loop!

As always, a big thanks to Our Mims for letting me participate in this fundraising event! It was a lot of fun and I’m hoping they do more events in the future. Although I suppose that will all depend on if the auction brings in any money! *sheepish grin*

Anywho, this was the first medallion I have ever painted and it was a blast! There’s something rather freeing about focusing only on the face of a horse– although I still need to work on my eyes (as you can see).

You can read his harrowing story from unprepped model all the way through the various paint and pastel layers in the two posts above, so I shan’t bore you with the details.

Thankfully I was able to get a whole passel of photos of him before he was packed up, so while I apologize for the photo overload– I have no regrets! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Make: Morgen Kilbourn (Artist’s Website)
Scale: Medallion
Mold: Elmhurst Medallion
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Bay
Medium: Acrylics (Liquitex Gesso, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Green, Turquoise, Blue, FolkArt 662 Metallic Silver Sterling) and Pastels (Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels)
Status: Painted October 2011 and Donated

Elmhurst – Final Bright Elmhurst – Final Flash Elmhurst – Final No Flash Elmhurst – Final Nose Elmhurst – Final Bottom Elmhurst – Final Face Elmhurst – Final Neck Elmhurst – Final Back

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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