Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Keeping busy!

The holidays are keeping me busy this year. I'm working full time at the store and trying to squeeze in holiday shopping as well. I did manage to get one more horse finished for a show 2 weeks ago as well as start a foal.

I bought a north light scratching draft foal for a good price and had the vision of making her a clydesdale and a colt. I could not be more pleased with how HE came out.

He started out something like this. Here I've already added the feathers with Amazing Sculpt (which I love!) and his little boy parts. Have to say that I like prepping NLs. This guy was a piece of cake!

 I found a great reference photo I was using and due to the soft look of the reference I did not want to paint this foal with acrylics or oils. I had not attempted using pastels as the main medium in around 3 years. I started off very aggravated, but ended up discovering that using brushes instead of q-tips and foam shaped objects similar to Q-tips is my new love! Here are the results of my jump back into pastel work.

Meet Feather!

I'm really pleased with how he turned out!

I recently started repainting this Hagen Renaker Rascal re-release and I'm pleased with her progress as well. I've already started painting her pinto markings, but here is a vague idea on how she is coming out. I'm forcing myself to let this gal go. Feather was supposed to be a sales piece and I just fell in love with her!

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!