Sure, painting a red roan is a bit of a horsey in-joke, but roaning isn’t just for realistic ponies anymore!
Painted in alternating layers of red and white dry stencil brush, this little gal managed to pull of the outfit without descending into into the realms of pink. She actually has more layers than the realistic roans (#044, #046, and #047) because the red didn’t have quite the same pop after only a few passes… so I kept going.
I had a lot of fun figuring out which of my really old paint brushes made the best roaning patterns, and I think this one’s a winner!
She’s already long gone from the stables, so you won’t find her on Etsy as she was a donation to this year’s Big Orange Bash!
The Fat Ponies are hand-cast in resin from a handmade silicone mold of my own sculpture and thus no two will be exactly alike. She has several layers of gloss coating and will stand up to splashes and wiping with a damp cloth… but she probably shouldn’t go for a swim.
Ponies are roughly 2.25 inches from nose to tail and 1.5 inches from hoof to mane. The magnets used are small round ceramic magnets and they are strong enough to hold up paper on a swinging door, but not cardstock.
This little gal was cast from the first generation OOMOO molds with the magnet leveling jig. She has a raised magnet and her back came out pretty clean– hardly needed any prepping at all!
Want to try sculpting and casting your own magnets instead? Check out my tutorials on silicone caulk mold making and plaster and resin casting!
Medium: Liquitex White Gesso, FolkArt Acrylics (2901 Apple Red), and Apple Barrel Acrylics (20504 Black).
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