Portrait Horse: Unnamed Foal

Unnamed Portrait Foal

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Trotting Foal (G2)
Color: Black Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal (guy?) was a custom ordered portrait horse… but that’s all the notes I have on her right now. Once I figure out who she is, I’ll come back and update the name and the description. (more…)

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Portrait Horse: Billy

Billy

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black
Gallery: Black
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy was a portrait horse and may be the first portrait that I painted. Until I find my notes I can’t be sure, since the other contender, Spock, was also a resculpted black Saddlebred! (more…)

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Lace

Portrait Horse: Lace (Breyer Stablemate)

Lace

I think this little gal was a custom ordered portrait horse that I think came in on the same order with Sierra. Someday I will find the notes and all these little mysteries will be cleared up… but for now I’ll just have to guess.

As you can see by the photos, my Lace is much too red and any attempt at shading was pretty much tossed to the wind. I’m not sure if I was just having problems with the smaller size of the foal or if the old computer monitor tinted the picture somehow. *pokes model*

This is one of the few horses that I desperately wish I could replace—I know I could do so much better now and it’s frustrating to look at her.

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Portrait Horse: Profitina’s Mini Me

Profitina
Profitina

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Paso Fino (G2)
Color: Chestnut Frame Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

This is a portrait horse that was painted for Emily Woodward (yay for notes!) and that I was actually rather proud of the way it turned out.

I did get better at the portrait models as I went along, but I was always petrified that I was going to mess them up. Doing a normal custom for someone is easy, a bay is a bay is a bay… but when it’s your bay, then it’s Bay with capital B. (more…)

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Portrait Horse: Sierra

Sierra

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan (G2)
Color: Bay Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This was a custom ordered portrait horse, one of the few I’ve done. I’ve always been very nervous about doing portraits since I know it’s very easy for folks to pick out the flaws in the patterns. Sort of like the uncanny valley folks fall into when they look at portraits of themselves, or people they know. They never match quite right… (more…)

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