Jane of Aces (Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred)

Jane of Aces - Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred - Left
Jane of Aces

She might be a simple brown horse, but this little gal is no Plain Jane. As a filly she always dreamed of flying and if you give her a pasture to run in and she’ll show you her dog fighting moves!

This little gal is named after the flying aces of old, although she’s got more in common with Snoopy than the real Red Baron. If you have a work desk or a bookshelf in dire need equine daydreams, then look no further, this little gal is here to save the day!

Jane is a rich medium bay with only a small stripe on her forehead and snip on her nose. Her Breyer logo was removed and seams sanded, but nothing else was done to the mold.  Jane has realistic glossed eyes and uncarved hooves. She is one of my attempts at painting horses using only acrylic craft paints, so no pastels here… although I did stoop to using colored pencils to detail her hooves.

I had a heck of a time getting good photographs of her inside, which is why most of her photos are from the deck instead of the photobooth. She’s actually got three colors of brown fading from a very red topline down to tan tummy– which came out this oddly flat color without direct sunlight.

You can get a good feel for the color range in the top and tummy photos, as they are primarily the tan or red color. I know my camera likes to add a red tint to all of the browns, but this is a little ridiculous!

Oh well, I suppose that’s just proof of my awesome blending skills? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jane was painted to be a fun shelf piece and is not Live Show Quality (LSQ) although she might be Photo Show Quality (PSQ) if the light is good.

Medium: Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (944 Nutmeg, 416 Dark Brown, 2907 Bark Brown, 425 Medium Gray), Apple Barrel (20504 Black), and Prismacolor Pencils (1072 French Grey 50%, 1074 French Grey 70%, 964 Warm Grey Very Light)

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