Saturday, June 24, 2017

Appaloosa Mare:

In the words of Wendy Williams, "Can we talk?" lol

Ok, remember this model I was in the process of painting? 

Well, it was supposed to be from this photo.

Well, it didn't turn out.  I did her in pastels so when you use pastels you go from light to dark. It's the layering process. Well, I went too dark to begin with and I just couldn't balance out the colors to fit.  I wanted the lighter chestnut horse with the snowflake spots that blended in and didn't stand out so stark white in contrast to the body color. What I had just wasn't going to be this horse, and I tried to get it lighter with washes and it was just not working. So I just accepted that it was going to be a darker version of this and worked on focusing my attention to the blacket pattern.  The paint wasn't cooperating, I had thick areas of paint and I just was getting more and more frustrated with this model.  Until I just got to a point I couldn't stand it anymore. So, I know it may be disappointing to my blogger followers, but I ........buffed the paint off as best I could , smoothed the surface, and reprimed her in white again.  I know I know....  But I just had to.  It's my OCD kicking in I think.  I just would rather start over on another model and try again with this reference photo.  I think maybe a standing model.  A Lady Phase or a Stud Spider maybe. 
So you may be wondering what did I do instead with this model then?  Well, I found two new reference pictures and went absolutely nuts.  I LOVE this horse now. I didn't take progress photos this time because I wasn't as sure of what I was going to wind up keeping so I didn't want people to watch and like the new model only to scrap it again like I did the other paintjob.  But here are the two photos I went by this time.

And here is the progress of the model now.  I'm close to completing her. 

I don't know about everyone else, but I think it's an improvement.



  1. She's stunning, so happy to see her finished! *.*

  2. Thank you so much! I'm glad too. I wasn't sure what to do with it when the paint didn't work out.

    1. The new color is awesome, you make the right choice, somethimes things need to be redone to be best ;)