Mold: Standardbred/Pacer (G2)
Color: Liver Chestnut
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted 2005 and Sold Nov 2005
There is something calming about painting a solid horse with no chrome to distract you from the details. It shifts the focus to the blending and the range of color you can get out of a coat, while still having it look realistic.
This was one of my later horses, as you can tell by the photos, and I used a combination of acrylics with a top layer of pastel dust to enhance the shading. While the pastels aren’t as powerful against a colored basecoat, they do add a nice punch to paint job.
Someday I’ll master the art of using the pastel dust without ‘cheating’, but for now I’ll just enjoy tweaking my current techniques!