Sunday, February 13, 2022

NaMoPaiMo - National Model Painting Month - February 2022


I had not planned on doing NaMoPaiMo in 2022 - because honestly - I wasn't able to complete very many challenges in 2021. 

I finally decided on a model on Saturday, January 8 and did my prepping and entry on Sunday, January 9. 

My plans are to paint a buckskin Tennessee Walking Horse mare. My reference photo is below. I plan on using Pan Pastels and acrylics. 

I am going to try using some techniques I learned on Instagram from artists Stephanie Blaylock and Brie Cunduff about using acrylics over pastels and the buckskin coloring because my previous attempts have always turned out YELLOW.

I managed to get all of my prep work done on January 31 along with the Minis Painting Minis Micro and the Unicorn for another challenge. 

 I struggled with getting layers on around work and other life things (buying a 4wd truck) and so I didn't keep a very good log of the colors I went through.

White primer. Burnt Sienna Tint, Yellow Ocher, Burnt Sienna, Italian Umber, and Black Pan Pastels. Mix of gold, raw sienna and oyster white acrylics with blending gel. Kelly green and Color shift aqua flash for the ribbons. Layers and Layers of Krylon Crystal Clear gloss, Rust-oleum Clear Matte and Liquitex gloss varnish. 

This was a shot around the Burnt Sienna Tint/Yellow Ocher with black points stage on February 11. 

Then on February 12, I started working in earnest on the model. I didn't take ANY pictures through the work. I was on a video chat with a few other hobbyists (Katy, Bethany and Tara) - we were chatting and painting and she came together in the best way. I am so pleased. I never even stopped this think that I should be taking shots of her. 

She is not perfect, but I am so much more pleased with this turn of of buckskin than one I did in 2014 that looked yellow. I am so happy I completed her this year! 

Model Horse and Action Figure Monthly Art Challenge - February 2022

 Challenge for February: HEARTS

I chose to do a Breyer Stablemate Warmblood Unicorn for this challenge.

It's pictured with my NaMoPaiMo horse and the 2 horses for the MinisPaintingMinis. 

I did not get pictures along the way, but I used several different things for this - tissue paper, markers, colored pencils, acrylic paints and newspaper. 

This turned into a fun experiment of things to try to put on a model horse. 

It did not turn out that great, but it was fun trying to get things on it. 

I used tissue paper, markers, acrylic paints, colored pencils, stickers, newspaper and modpodge.