Monday, March 15, 2021

Monthly Model Horse Painting Challenge - March 2021

MARCH theme‼️ 

Paint a model that has a single or double dilution: Buckskin, palomino, Smokey black, cremello, perlino, smoky cream. OR if deco is more your style, paint your model pastel colors. Any medium as long as you use the pastel version of a color(pastel pink, pastel green, pastel blue, etc)


I chose to do a Breyer SM Driving Horse (trotting warmblood?) that had sculpting work by Heather Kapica and make her palomino.

I was painting her and she was doing so well. Then I went to seal her and she popped off her base and landed in the dirt ๐Ÿ˜ญ

So she went into a bath of Pine-Sol and I chose a different horse because I was frustrated with her. 

This horse gave me problems too - the pan pastels and sealer lifted on his chest, but I managed to fix them. He turned out okay I think. 

So another monthly challenge down! 

Friday, March 5, 2021

Favorite Artist Series - Model Horse Tack Maker Rachel Mitchell


I have not met Rachel in person yet - but I hope to get to an Arizona Live show one of these days! Her Trails End Studio makes some amazing tack in all scales.

Rachel also has an Etsy shop that she posts her wares in too. 

Rachel does AMAZING model horse tack in all scales! Her attention to detail is wonderful and her work is live show quality. 

Her work is live show quality and well worth the wait and the funds that it costs. 

I have some of her stablemate tack and hope to get a couple of stablemate western sets and maybe a classic english and western set from her one day soon!

and I do have a custom that Rachel did as well - 

Breyer G2 ASB customized by Karenetta Smith and Finishwork by Rachel Mitchell