The December monthly micro was a pair of beautiful drafters. Both in trot and looking every bit the power houses that they are. They are Donner and Blitzen. I managed to get a second pair online and decided to use them as my test horses for a red bay. Doing more than 1 horse at a time is helpful not only for mixing paint but for dry time, which is like 30 seconds.
This, is Blitzen's Story.
5. Since I wanted mine to be a practice horse for Feburary, I added a very thin layer of burnt Sienna oils to the entire horse. This really made the shading pop and balanced him out overall. I think that in the coming days I will add the black points and possibly make him into a Shire. A nice mid cannon white sock on each leg and a simple blaze. I felt that it would fit him really well and found a great reference that just happens to match the color I'm going for and the position of the model. Win/Win
This, is Donner's Story. My Accidental Chestnut
As with Blitzen, I planned on practicing a red bay for next month. But some where around the 4th layer, he became a beautiful chestnut. I love instantly in love and have decided to finished him as a red chestnut Suffolk Punch.
4. The plan is to paint his mane/tail and do his hooves and ankles. He will have that classic Suffolk Punch pale ankles and redder hair. I think I will give him a small star, but nothing big. I don't want the white marking to take away from the rest of him.
I'm hoping to have him finished within the next week. I decided to take today off from painting and maybe tomorrow as well. I think spending a little more time away from the studio will help with the feeling of moving slow. When I am down there every night I get the feeling like I am never getting anything done. If I take some time off every few days, I go back with more ideas and a better feeling of getting something done.
Until next time,