Monday, November 23, 2009

2 Slots

I have 2 Slots opening up, Book Now!
My finish work commission slots are extremely rare anymore, and I do not see any change in this in the future, so please visit my website Gallery for "Some" examples of my work. Although some pieces are newer, some are also older and I have really worked to improve my artwork. I really don't even like looking at my older pieces now LOL. Anyway, if there is a color in there that you like, just let me know :)
I can and will paint any color or pattern, and yes, the price is affected by what is chosen. On any Traditional size peice, nothing is below $650.00. That is the 'Start' price example only. This does not include the model or resin, prepping, or customizing. I do not prep anymore so you will need to have your piece prepped before sending to me. I use Heidie Reaves or Gina Hyatt.
I do take time payments on some pieces and I am sure we can work something out. please be sure to read and agree to my policies.
Thanks for reading!
Lora Speiser
paintedponyranch @ msn. com

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OMG~~~I Just WON Paula Deen's "Honey" recipe contest!!!!!


Here is the page and the video...My photo and name is at the end of the video and below the video in the text!

Woo hooo! is my dish I created for the contest...
Lora's Honey Peanut Butter Chicken Wraps served with my delicious Honey Orange Cornbread Poppers

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Casting a Resin Medallion...

I don't remember posting this! I made this about a year ago.
It does have sound to explain what I am doing in each step also. (Our son was 2 at the time, he is in the background singing abc's and counting...and saying other stuff....) Anyway, if you have any questions, I would be happy to try to help answer them :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ducks, Birthday Cake, and Mini Ravenhill...

Well, I know it has been a while since I have done anything constructive. Yep. So I managed to finish up 3 of my last commission pieces this passed week!!! I could not believe it either... I feel a little weight lifted off the very top nerve of my head now, and I can continue to get the other few finished, cured and sent out to my clients.

In between all of last week, our son turned 3 years old (3YEARS!)OMG. He is completely obsessed with John Deere ...anything. It is to the point where I am thinking he will be one of three things when he grows up; a Farmer(with John Deere equipment of course), a Firefighter(he is also obsessed with Fire extinguishers), or a Construction worker(this kid can play in his big sandbox for hours...and I do mean Hours!)
He loved his birthday presents, which consisted of cars, trucks, CAT Dozers and Loaders, and of course John Deere Tractors and such. He did receive some more nice gifts too, but we could not pry these things from his being. My goodness, he gets cuter and smarter every day, i just cannot believe he is 3 years old now. Yeah, that means I will be 37 at the end of September too uuuugh! LOLOL...and Matt and I will be married for 3 years too. It seems like we have been together forever since our first little cells were developing, but we have only been together for about 5 years now. It is kind of scary to a lot of poeple how compatible and "Made for each other" we are. I absolutely love it really. I never have to guess, neither does he, and we always have fun, no matter what we are doing...and we share EVERYTHING, right down to the last bite of potato salad :) I love him so much. Mushy Mush I know...

As for our Ducks, they are like they early stage of velociraptors! They are hilarious! I mean, they even come and knock on the door when they are hungry! Scared the crap out of me and my friend Susan!
So, there we were... it was about 3:00 am and we were sitting in the studio, painting away...not saying much because we were concentrating and we hear...Knock Knock Knock!!! We both jumped out of our skin and she looked at me with the same stupid expression as I was looking at her, and she asked if there was someone out there. I said I didn't know and proceeded to go to the back door and check. When I looked out I did not see anyone, but I happened to look down, and there was Blondie, sitting there looking up at the window witha half cocked expression and she knocked again! I about peed my pants laughing so hard!
We have 6 ducks,a nd all of them have their own personality...very entertaining critters, you must get some!
Blondie is the one on the far left.

I also managed to finish a Mini Raven hill...who is at auction right now on Ebay :) 10% of my profit goes to Susan G. komen for the cure of Breast Cancer.
His starting bid is only 99 cents as usual :)
Here is his auctionSOLD
and a teaser photo :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Newest Piece Finished for Sharon :)

Sorry for such a long time between Blogging!!!
We have had a heck of a lot going on...still do...but now it should be a bit more calm...I hope Uuugh!
First of all I want to thank Sharon for being so patieint and wonderful. I have had this girl a long time, too long really :bow Thanks for not hunting me down an shooting me LOL.
Second, I want to also thank Stacey for sculpting such a beautiful horse for all of us artists to paint.

OK, On to the photos...Hope you all like her :)
Now I only have a few more commissions to finish up! yay!!! So, if you have one with me, please know it is being worked on and should be ready very soon :)

Sunday, June 7, 2009


You all have got to watch this!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hello All! has been almost a month since I have posted! I'm sorry about that. We have had some not so good things going on around here so I have been a total nut.

During the madness, I did manage to get Susan's pretty guy out to her(Finally), and she said she loves him. I am so thankful I can bring happiness to people in some way. Susan is one of those people that makes everything worth while. I have met some truly wonderful people through my artwork. Sometimes, it is those few people that keep me going.

I will post an update on my new guy soon, I have been fiddling with his back legs...I just cannot decide which way I like best yet LOL. He sure is going to be nice though! I am aiming for about a month or so for his release, as long as all goes well.

I will be taking one painting slot for later this year. It will be Artist Choice color only. Keep a watch for thta. I will be offering it up here soon :)
Have a great morning!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sneak Peek Time!

I just thought I would throw out a little peek at one resin that will be coming this spring.....
He will be hollow cast, Traditional Size ...and No Mini will be released of this sculpture, sorry.
Right now I have a ways to go on him, but he is looking really nice :) I am sculpting with Super Sculpey Firm over a wire armature. I will be posting the process photos after his release. I am not letting his name slip out yet...
I am still working on his pretty face, so I know you can see the tool marks and things. He will be all smooth and gorgeous in the end :)
Any Comments, Critiques, or Questions are welcomed :)

Anyway, enjoy :)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Things To Come...

I wanted to let everyone know that I am on limited time for a bit here. So, If you have emailed me and I have not gotten back to you, I will be sending you a reply email tomorrow if I have not already done so.

I will possibly have one Breyer Custom up for sale before BreyerFest...So, if you might be interested in that, you may want to keep wtch for it. I am not telling what it is right now though LOL. I have not done a Custom Breyer in over a year and a half, I am thinking it is time for one. As most of you know, you are only allowed to show Breyers at Stones or Resins or anything else.... Last year, I made Tequilla Skye (a customized PS ISH) which went on to win Overall Champion in the Custom QH class at NAN. He was not able to show at BF because he was a Peter Stone model. This year I wanted to create something that could be shown at BF too.

I also have a couple small resins to come out this year and a Big Surprise too! Keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, April 3, 2009

It's been a while...

I am sorry for not posting anything in a long time! I have been extremelybusy with many things. Trying to get commissions done and sent out, working on my last few now...Here is what I have to get finished up...a Traditional Scarlett, Bogey, SM Drafter, Akhal Teke(I cannot decide a color to save my life), Traditional Stomper(on hold due to a very bad prepper issue), Delilah, and I think I forgot something right now. I have to go look at my board...Anyway...

I am also working on a couple new is a SM Arabian, which has been INW for about 7 or 8 months now, A Miniature Horse Foal...has been ITW for a couple months, and a HUGE Surprise to come soon...Ya better save for this one...

Plus I have been dealing with banks since the beginning of February, trying to get our home loan straightened out...UUUUGH! This is driving me nuts. I have extremely little time to paint commissions since my Mom's 3rd Breast Cancer surgery March 4th. She used to be able to take Darrell home with her and Dad a couple days a week so I could work, but with the staged surgeries, she gets healed up and the next surgery is done so she has not been able to keep him for me. Matt's Mom takes him about 1 day every couple weeks, but I cannot hardly get anything done.
My Mom only has one more surgery and then she will be taking him again after she is healed.
We are going through the Potty Training thing, and I have no clue what I am doing LOL, I have never potty trained a little one before. I am glad Darrell is our only one! Plus, since we had Matt "Broken" we do not have to worry about any more little monsters! LOL.

OK, so that is what is going on with us here. I am just glad spring is here so I can start sculpting outside again soon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Valentine Special...

I absolutely love Valentines Day...I collect hearts and all the 'Love' decorations, photo frames etc that come out about now.....I am offering up 1 Decorator paint slot with a lovely theme. All choices as color or markings are mine. Your Model must be prepped before it comes to me. Total is to be paid in full before I start on your horse, and yes, you may make payments :) I will be able to start on this project in February or March. Right now I am working on getting everyone's horses all finished up and sent home! I only have a couple left to go now! Wooo hooo!

So, if you are interested in a Decorator with Love, Please email me and reserve your slot! I hardly ever do a fantasy colored model so this is a treat for us both! I look forward to hearing from you :) This slot is for Plastics or Resins, Stablemate size up to Classic Size only. (Will include Traditional Foals or Ponies since they are close in size)


paintedponyranch @ msn .com

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Misconceptions about Oil Painting on Model Horses...

I have received many, many questions about oil painting on models and resins so I thought I would write a small post about a couple things. CAN paint Acrylics over Oils!!! I do it on almost every horse I paint. I have never had a reaction nor peeling or anything go wrong. You can also paint oils over acrylics.... do NOT have to have a colored base coat on your model. I do not use any color base coat, I paint directly on my white primer. Some artists do use an airbrushed base color though, and that is fine...but you do not have to.

NO...All oil painted pieces do not have brush strokes! Many Oil artists' horses are extremely smooth, with no brush strokes. One possibility is that you are using too much paint. I paint mine in many thin layers of color. This gives the horses coat a very deep and velvety appearance, and it lets the light into the layers so my horses just glow :)

Yes...Oils take a while to dry, usually 5 to 10 days, depending on how thick you paint each layer. Very thin layers should not take any more than 4 or 5 days, then you can continue with the next layer of color. If you are using a lot of Titanium white, it may take a bit longer.

If you have a question you would like to ask, please email me and I will try to help! I work in all mediums, so I might be able to help with most questions :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

In the Studio...

I figured I had better put something art related in here LOL

These are some IP pics of a Lipizzan I am painting for one of my clients. He isn't far from being sent home now. This is a young lipizzan stallion greying out and in training performing the Caprole'. He is a sculpture named Unbridled Joy by Michelle Platt. He is painted by hand in many layers of color. I am strictly using oil paints on this guy, although his eyes will have some acrylic in them.
Enjoy the pics :) Don't mind my mess...