This category covers everything from the dark black-bays all the way up to the flashy red-bay colorings.

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M.O.M. Live Show Donation (Breyer Stablemate)

M.O.M. Live Show Donation

This little gal is Breyer Stablemate G3 Belgian and a show donation to M.O.M. Live held on May 17th, in Black River Falls, WI. She’s also the first finished customer of 2014! (We’ll ignore the fact that she’s also the only horse I finished 1st Quarter. *sighs*)

She’s unnamed, at least until I hear otherwise, but her workbench name has been Dammitall Dapples– because I’ve never tried painting a true dapple bay before and she was quite an adventure. Dammitall was a fun combination of the first finished custom on this mold and the first time I’ve tried painting this color. Dappled bay turns out to be not quite as impossible as dappled gray, but it’s a pretty thin line.

I started out planning to do her mostly in acrylics, but the dappling issues caused me to break out the Prismacolor pencils as well as the pastels. Thankfully the combination of the three mediums worked out well, but she’s actually a lot less red than she looks in the photos (hence the overabundance of them). (more…)

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Newton’s Law

Newton’s Law

Newton’s Laws of Motion dictate that a body at rest tends to stay at rest—and he wasn’t kidding! This little gal sat half-finished on my workbench for almost two months before she finally got going again. Not as impressive as the seven year hibernation of most of my body box, but certainly longer than anticipated!

Once this little gal got up and moving, she was headed for the hills. Newton is painted in acrylics and pastels as a bright red bay with minimal tobiano markings and a short blaze (or a long star). She’s got just enough chrome to stand out in a herd and should make a great addition to your shelves.

I have no idea if she would by LSQ, but depending on the shows in your area (and the price-points of the competition), she might have a chance. I definitely think she’s PSQ and should do well in photos shows, but as always ‘show quality’ is in the eye of the beholder. If you have any doubts, please ask for more photos!

Medium: Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Ivory Black, Gesso, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink), Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Earthtone)


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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horse Stallion
Color: Bay
Gallery: Bay
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Neutral Gray, Brunt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted 2010 and For Sale

This little guy has been hanging out at the back of my shelf for well over a year now. He was the first horse I painted when I started to get back into the hobby in 2010 and my very first stab at a realistic Mini Whinnie! (more…)

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D’Lembrança means Of Memory in Portuguese and she’s one of the few fully prepped bodies pulled from my old body box. It’s amazing how well gesso holds up over the years!

This little gal was my first stab at a primarily pastel horse (no acrylic basecoat, just white gesso) this time around. She was supposed to end up a brighter red bay, but I know enough not to argue with a horse when it chooses another color path.


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