Sandman’s Gold

This little gal has been waiting far too long in the 2005-era body box and I figure it was time to finally finish her up! (Plus I realized I hadn’t painted a non-Fantasy horse in quite some time and maybe I should break that habit.)

Sandman (or Sandlady?) is a semi-smutty buckskin that is based very loosely on some dark-faced horses I saw while roaming Google. She’s got a long wide blaze, a snip of white on her front right leg and enough attitude to liven any shelf herd! And I’m totally not saying that just because I’m addicted to the G2 ASB. Nopenopenope.

She turned out a lot better than expected and while I haven’t shown in eons, I’m pretty positive she’d do well in photo shows and might sneak into the running for live shows, depending on what else is on the table. My main worry would be that the show-blacked hooves would count against her, since I don’t know if the ASB showing guidelines have changed over the years…

She’s got show-blacked glossed hooves, glossed eyes and inner nostrils, carved (and evened!) ears and a nice matte finish. Most of her color comes from the pastels, so there’s a good helping of dark brown within her black markings. The breyer logo is long gone and all of the seams went with it.

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Semi-smutty Buckskin
Gallery: Dilutes
Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Oxide), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)
Status: Painted March 2013 and SOLD

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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