Portrait Horse: Keno


Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Paso Fino (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano
Gallery: Tobaino
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy is a portrait of Jet’s Chief Keno owned by Sherry Foxworth of Rocking S Farm. He was one of the last portrait horses that I painted and the one I’m proudest of. He’s the best match so far from horse to model, although he wasn’t quite as complicated as Sierra.


I know I saved the original files for this little guy, so hopefully I’ll be able to go back and tweak the photos so he’s not so washed out. Someday I am going to have to sit down and actually learn how to use the digital camera instead of just hoping things turn out well. *sighs*

I did have a lot of fun painting this little guy, as much of a stress as portraits are on my sanity. I might start doing portraits again, come 2013, but I need to get back into the swing of things first. There’s nothing worse than having to ‘give up’ on a portrait that’s beyond my abilities!


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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