4th Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation

What better post for Thanksgiving that this long overdue workbench favorite!

This handsome gal is a Breyer Stablemate G3 Tennessee Walking Horse painted into a clover-spotted green tobiano with a white clover star on her forehead. She was a donation to the 4th Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show which was held in October of this year. She was a sibling donation to the landscape jumper I did for the M.O.M. Live Show donation, run by the same showholder.

I’ve gotten a little obsessed over converting horse patterns into 4-H clover-friendly variations. After the extended blanket appaloosa I painted last year, I wanted to see what I could pull off with a tobiano pattern.

I ended up doing most of the clover shapes in green, but there are a few places where the pattern flips and you can see the white clovers overlapping the green.

Topped off with a lilac ribbon and realistic eyes, I was really sorry to see this gal go! I’m hoping she’s found a home with someone who will fall in love with her cloverness as much as I did. 🙂

Want to see her in-progress photos? Check out her Facebook Gallery!

Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Dioxazine Purple), Apple Barrel Acrylics (20529 Christmas Green, 20587 Spring Green, 21478 Holly Branch, 21386 Arbor Green, 20504 Black, 21388 Lilac Mist), FolkArt Acrylics (2906, Coffee Katte, 944 Nutmeg, 2894 Wicker White), CraftSmart (Coral, Orchid)

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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