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Pronghorn Buck #001 - Right

One in a Blue Ewe… err, Ram!

Pronghorn Buck #001 – Right

Sometimes you need a little bit of whimsy in the realistic lineup and this tiny little guy was it! (Amusingly I bought the TOOB of animals back in December of 2013, but I didn’t finish painting him until this January! Procrastinating artist is procrastinating.)

He is a Pronghorn Buck from the Safari Ltd North American Wildlife TOOB (697004) and while he’s sporting the right patterns, it’s in a hue not normally found in nature. …To be fair, the high gloss finish is also something nature tends to avoid, but a matte finish just didn’t do him justice.

He’s had his seams touched up, but not completely removed and the Safari logo is still on his tummy. It’s hard to work around the fur texture and this isn’t meant to be a show piece so I wasn’t as militant about prepping as I usually am. 🙂

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Read more about the article A Quail of a Good Time : Big Orange Bash Donation 2013
Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

A Quail of a Good Time : Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Big Orange Bash Donation 2013

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G2)
Color: Orange Faux-Quail (Northern Bobwhite)
Gallery: Darwin
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Cadmium Orange, Mars Black, Brilliant Orange) and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted July 2013 and Donated to Big Orange Bash

I had good intentions with this year’s donation to the Big Orange Bash, but life threw me a few curve balls and I got him finished up seriously late. (The show date was June 15!) Thankfully the showholder is a) very forgiving and b) can still use him, so he’ll be out in the mail in the near future.

I think I’ll start next year’s donation tomorrow… (more…)

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Ladybug

Ladybug

Ladybug

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Shetland Pony (G2)
Color: Red and Black Ladybug
Gallery: Darwin
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Bringing a new high to truth in advertising, this little guy is just what he says on the tin. Based on the Coccinella septempunctata seven-spot pattern, Ladybug is leaning more towards ‘artistic license’ rather than ‘realistic’… but you have to admit he’s cute! (more…)

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Read more about the article Payson’s Lad (Custom Breyer Stablemate Cantering Foal)
Payson's Lad

Payson’s Lad (Custom Breyer Stablemate Cantering Foal)

Payson’s Lad

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Cantering Foal (G2)
Color: Tricolor Collie
Gallery: Darwin
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

Payson’s Lad was painted as a match to Lassie Come Lately and is named for one of the collies owned by Albert Payson Terhune. Terhune wrote a whole host of books about the rough coated collies of Sunnybank Kennels. (more…)

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Dog Daze

Dog Daze

Dog Daze

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Swaps (G1)
Color: Black and Tan Doberman
Gallery: Darwin
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal is the first time I attempted a non-horse pattern that was based on another animal, as I remember. She came from staring at the mold trying to pick a color to paint her… and realizing she looked a lot like my roommate’s dog. (more…)

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