Thursday, November 5, 2009

Sales Post - Reflective Medallion #2

Here is the second Reflective medallion I have painted so far. I just love this sculpture. The first one was so much fun that I immediately ordered a 2nd as soon as it was finished!

This time I finished it in a deep palomino with a glossy green background. The flash was a bit harsh in these pictures, and his color is a little darker than shown. Price is $175ppd. Email me if you'd like to snap him up. :)

Itchy Cob again

She's starting to look a bit less creepy now! And yes after much deliberation i have decided that it is a she. Somehow I just could not put bits on this creature with the area being so exposed. lol So an udder it is!

This is the 3rd head so far but I think this one will stay. It may get Dremeled to twiggish thickness again, I am not sure yet. All in all I am happy finally with the way she is turning out. It has taken a bit to get the legs in the proper position but I think we have it. :)

Oh and just for fun here is a little teaser on a sales piece coming......

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Cool new Medallion (etc.) Show!

I am really excited about the new online shows at! I helped judge one back in September and it was very easy to tackle. This month's show is for misc model horse stuff including medallions, awards, plaques, etc! Now I have sold all of the medallions that I have painted so far, so I have nothing to enter, but if you own one of my pieces please feel free to use the photos I took. :) Don't forget to let me know how they do, too! Did I mention they have some awesome prizes?!

Here is a link for more info!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Truffle is Sold & AA Friesian Mare finished

Truffles the Tesla I posted about did find a new home. :) Thanks!

Also finished this week is an AA Friesian Mare resin in Ivory Champagne. Still working on getting some really good photos of her. Here is the only one I have at the moment. She is a custom order, and is not available for sale.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sales Piece - "Truffle" Tesla in chestnut tovero

It has been a while! I can never seem to anticipate how busy things will get around here. Just when I think things are going to slow down, I am proven quite wrong! So anyway, it has been hard to get back in the painting groove. The pressure of having my dear customers waiting so patiently for their pieces just kills me, and my ability to be inspired. It's a bad place to be. Then after such a dry spell, it's difficult to feel confident enough to just jump back in on a custom order that you might mess up. So, while I really did not want to finish a sales piece before getting many more orders done, I felt this was the only way I would be able to get back into the swing of things. And it has helped. Now to keep the momentum going!

So here we are, a little cutie to break me out of this dry spell. I am offering her to Blog readers first for a low price to show my appreciation. For those of you not familiar with this resin, she is a classic scale draft foal sculpted by Kristina Lucas Francis, and released many years ago. $175ppd takes her home. She has a lot of little roany pencil details that are not evident in the photos. It's late here and the light is dwindling. I will try to get some better ones later.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Itchy Cob

I just realized that I never posted about this blob of itchy goodness before! Here are a few more pictures of the poor lad.

He started out as an Appy Performance Horse of all creatures, but you'd hardly know that now. In fact I usually have people guess as to what he started as, and I don't think I have had anyone guess it correctly. Hehe! He has been dremeled, cut apart, melted, and apoxied.

Itchy Cob update

Just when you think you have it all together... Things just fall apart. ;) Well in this case it took a saw. It had to be done. He still has a long way to go. The hard part has been his left side, of which I do not really have references for. The picture I am working from does not even show his left hind leg due to his long thick tail. I just have to guess based on what I know of the anatomy of that area.

Well here is a close up of some hair texture & wrinkles I was playing with last night. He's going to have plenty of squishy horsie goo for sure.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Better pictures of Reflective

Here he is all finished, sealed, and with better photos than a person can do at 2AM!

I love contrasting finishes on these. Just makes things pop that much more.

"Reflective" Reflections

I snagged a Reflective plaque from Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig this past week and what a joy he was to paint! Sometimes it takes something like this to get the artistic juices flowing again. Something small, low pressure, with instant gratification! If you are not sure about if you want to try one of these guys, do it! You won't regret it!

Here are some pics of the piece that I took last night at 2am. I just could not put it down until It was finished. I still have some sealer to put on it and probably I will tweak a few things now that my eyes are not crossed. Hope you like him!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A little Lombard for you

This guy will be a sales piece eventually though I do hope to show him a bit first. I thought I would do a sculpted mane and tail on him for those of you who panic at the thought of keeping mohair in perfect shape. :) The tail is a Rio Rondo braided tail. I have also tweaked an ear and will be resculpting little bits here and there to give him character.

Oh and Ms. Scarlett is back in one piece. ;)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Developing Character

Hardships are character building for people and for plastic horses alike. This mini Scarlett met my coping saw and while at the time it seems to her like a tragedy, I assured her that things will be better in the future. :)

See a little super glue and wire and things are looking better already!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Progress is Solar Powered!

Anyone who lives in a northern climate will probably attest to the draining effect that a lack of sunshine brings during the winter months. And if you have followed my artwork for a few years you may notice that same pattern. It is just so hard to get motivated when you just feel like hibernating!!

Today the warm spring sunshine made a grand appearance, and brought me a good kick of energy. Yay! So here is a little of what I have on my desk. The rest I will get pics of shortly. One of my 6 yr old daughters got a squished finger mid picture taking so needless to say productivity came to a quick halt! That's O.K. though. I think I needed a time out cuddle anyway. :)

Caldero is a custom order, the Morgan is for my own collection/experimentation, the two foals will be for sale when finish. I promise more updates on the rest of the custom orders very soon. Thanks everyone for your patience!