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

Piano Adagio

Piano Adagio

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Andalusian (G2)
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 2003 and Feb Sold 2003

Most of my Andalusian customs have a musical bent and this little guy is no different. Piano means ‘softly’ and Adagio means ‘at ease’ so this fella is dancing to a soft, slow melody. (more…)

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Indigo Dancer

Indigo Dancer

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

This little guy’s name came from the fact that he started out life as a deep purple tobiano– you could still see a little bit of the tint left, once I went back in and modified the color, but only if you were looking for it. (more…)

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Holly

Holly

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

I did this same pose, first with Jumpin’ Jehosaphat and then Squishy. This little guy was the last custom order I did with this reculpt, but I’m thinking of giving it one more try… this time with the correct resculpting done. (more…)

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Subtle Magic

Subtle Magic (Breyer Stablemate)

Subtle Magic

Magic was the result of another round of ‘every color on every mold’ and is the dark bay entry in said contest. It might not be the most creative way to expand my galleries, but it was good for getting over ‘painter’s block’ and using up bodies.

This is one of my later horses, as you can tell by the headshot and the in-focus photos (and the lack of chrome that tended to accompany the later dark bays). I’m not sure why her nose is brown instead of black, but I have a few of the dark bays that are painted this way, so I must have had a photo reference that matched– I rarely changed from the ‘default’ painting patterns unless I did.

I think she turned out rather well, but out of the dark bay’s I still think Magpie Summer is my favorite…

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Flashdance

Flashdance

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Morgan Mare (G1)
Color: Bay Tobiano
Gallery: Tobiano
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little gal was one of my earlier customs than I ended up selling later on down the road. For a while I was building my own little show string, but quickly discovered that I had more fun hosting shows (Hampton Roads Classic) than I did participating in them. (more…)

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