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)


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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...