I think I skipped last week. Okay, several things to show this week:
Here is the Paige Patty reiner that I finished up last week. I like the angle of this pose, I can see envision him with tack.
Here's the Rose Reiner with a couple of airbrushed base coats on him. I did a little hand-painting too. You can't see it in this photo but he has a faint spattering of airbrushed white to get him started a little bit with the roaning. I may do a little more in certain areas before I start roaning in earnest.
I'm still really nervous about this Sushi. I'm not sure how to continue. Should I use acrylics or oils for a body coat? Go right in with fleabites or work up the body more and then do some fleabites? Use paint or pencil for the fleabites? Maybe both. I have a feeling she's going to take a really long time.
Here's Dafydd with an airbrushed base coat. The color isn't exactly right but I think it will be good enough for a base for me.
This Sushi is going to have a lot of bling, so I had to add some white to her legs to remind myself not to paint any more black down there!
Taboo is closer to being finished. I'm still working on his blanket and some details. He will be a sales piece on eBay, hopefully by the end of this month or early March.
I dropped this poor Mini Nahar and three of his legs broke off. I was so mad at myself for letting this happen. The legs broke very clean so they will be easy to repair, but the ear is going to be a challenge for me. I couldn't find the eartip. I have had very poor results using the superglue/baking soda remedy, so this will be another learning experience for me as I have another go at it. I think I'm too messy with it. The precise application of glue or baking soda is not my strong point.
I'm getting the dreaded taxes ready over the next couple of weeks so posting may be sporadic for a while longer.
On this blog I plan to show my equine art creations as they progress, so you will get to view the entire process of a piece as it comes to life. I will also list items for sale and other news, as well as occasional product reviews and tips.
I hope we can all learn from this process and that you enjoy getting a little peek into my mind as I work. Comments and critiques on all these pieces are always welcome!