Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse Stallion
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Neutral Gray, Brunt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted 2010 and For Sale
This little guy has been hanging out at the back of my shelf for well over a year now. He was the first horse I painted when I started to get back into the hobby in 2010 and my very first stab at a realistic Mini Whinnie!
I think he came out rather well, although the photos aren’t as crisp as I’d like. There are always some headaches with photographing horses that are only an inch tall… (The thumbnail is still larger than life-size on most screens.)
Mayflower is a plain shaded bay with simple green ribbons. He does have proper three-color eyes that had been glossed, as well as a light gloss on the inner nostrils. His hooves are show-blacked, but have not been glossed, but that’s something I can change if the new owner prefers it.
I don’t know if he’s LSQ because of how narrow he is, but from the sides I’m pretty sure he’d easily be PSQ. If he doesn’t sell by the time I start up my own photo showing, he’s definitely going into the show string! 🙂