Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Here's the Lil Lonestar with another layer of paint. I'm at the point where I'm not sure what to do with him next. All of my appaloosas are mixed media so I will probably let him dry some more and then start doing some roaning.
Here's Smytten (or is that Smittyn?) with another layer of oils. She will have dapples eventually. She will also be lighter in color, I think. I'm warming her up quite a bit now. I'm still trying to come up with a good "gray" color. I used to use burnt umber and mars black along with white, but burnt umber has a coolness to it that I don't always like, so lately I've been using equal parts raw umber and van dyke brown along with the mars black. I like to go back and forth between warmer and cooler colors as well.
I've been working a lot on Sushi. I glazed some of the fleabite color over her, then went back in with my white mix for details, but I still need to do a lot more with it. She's looking a little pink in places, and I also am warming up her whites some more, they're still way too cool for my taste.
Here's a detail of Sushi. I think you can click on the photo for a larger view. There are several layers of bite marks and glazing.
This Nevada will be for sale pretty soon.

And here are photos from NAN of Champ and Reserve Champ winners that I painted. Thank you to the sculptors for the superb "canvas" that I get to paint on, and thanks also to NAMHSA for putting on this show and providing photos (and the web cam). All photos courtesy of NAMHSA.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth!

I've just got a couple of little things to show this week, both are in the very early stages with an acrylics basecoat and one layer of oils so far. Nevada and the Mindy are close enough to being finished that I don't want to show them anymore. I will probably wait until after Breyerfest to put them up for sale.

I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July! Keep your pets safe too -- I know mine will be cowering in the basement :-/