Like I've said before, Miss A may no longer be obsessed with real horses but her love of model horses (and what she can do with them) is still alive and well. This horse is from a Breyer Custom Horse Kit and she researched different ways to paint it so that it looked as realistic as possible.
Here's what it looked like before--bald, pale, and slightly alien-like. To paint it, she ground up different colors of chalk pastels and dabbed them onto the horse with a dry paint brush. Between each layer of pastels, she sprayed it with a matte fixative.
When she was done with the pastels, she used acrylic paint for the hooves, face, and eyes. Then she carefully sprayed the whole thing again with matte fixative. After that was good and dry, she painstakingly trimmed, shaped, and applied the mohair mane and tail with clear craft glue.
Just in case you're wondering what breed this is, it's an Akhal-Teke. Don't worry, I'd never heard of that breed before either.
It was a rainy, windy, blustery day. School was out and we decided to meet the mister downtown. We had a bite to eat and toured some new art. It was wonderful to see him, in his element, in the middle of the afternoon.
I'm Julie. I like to make things, and grow things, and take pictures of things. I live in a little blue house outside of Portland, Oregon, with my crafty husband and our two chatty kids. I'm glad you stopped by and I do hope you enjoy your stay.