Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Flurry of Painting

To add to the mustang I started a couple of weeks ago, I now have four other brand new custom horses started!

They are:

A Belgian draft horse - will be a chestnut with flaxen mane and tail
Two Ponies - both base coated in black, I'm undecided - so far I think one will be an appaloosa, or maybe they both will be!
A stockhorse - I think he will be a liver chestnut frame overo

Sorry no pictures yet...  there's not much to see so far.  Once I get some more color on them I'll do another little photo shoot of the herd.

I've also been busy in my never-ending attempt to organize all of my supplies.  My husband and I went and bought some more storage totes and a couple of shelf organizers.  Is it weird that I woke up early this morning, excited about the new organizational tools waiting to be put to use?  ha!  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Been a Long Time Coming

After wanting to get back to it for a long, long time, tonight I decided to shove the To-Do list aside, dust off the paintbrushes and work on a horse.

Here are a few pictures of the in progress creation.  He will be a flashy Mustang stallion. 

He started off as a Breyer Stablemate that I sanded, prepped, and primed.  Then I painted him with several thin coats of black acrylic.  Afterwards I spent a while trying do decide on the pattern.  I had my heart set on doing a wildly spotted Appaloosa, but in the end I decided on as a splash white pinto pattern.  The term splash white comes from the horse looking like they were dipped in white paint, or as if it was "splashed" on from the bottom. 

I'm not quite happy with his pattern, I think I'll end up adding more white.  I really like how his left shoulder looks where the white spikes up.  I'll probably end up adding more white on his other side.

Still a work in progress, but it's a start!