I returned home over the weekend to get some last minute things for university to start this semester, and while I was home I could get on with finishing (or trying to!) models in progress and prepping new commissions. I know there are a few people waiting on models from me and do not worry because they are coming, I just don't have enough time at the moment and this semester is going to be a busy one...
That aside, I managed to complete these models that were in progress from last year. The Marabella just needed her tail doing and her whites and other details touching up. I love the colour I produced on her.
This Breyer Ideal was sitting prepped for ages and he was originally going to be a dark bay tobiano. However, as I started painting him, his caramel colour just didn't want to make me paint anymore and I finished him as a light bay instead!
He really reminds me of Galaxy, the share horse I have. I am so blessed to be able to ride such a sweet mare!
The third one is a Schleich Arabian mare. I never had a colour planned for this one, although as I was painting a Breyer Bouncer's main colour (shown below) I put the leftover paint on this one and her colour formed. She suits the fiery chestnut that I adore on Arabians.
If I had my way I would probably show her as a Welara of some sort (these are welsh ponies crossed with Arabian horses) maybe 3/4 arabian. But at the first show of the year (MHL's Southern Region that I am hosting) I will leave her as a pure breed.
This is the Breyer Bouncer I was referring to earlier.
I have a lot more white to go! He will eventually have the odd brown spot on his rump too.
Just the low down on my plans for selling my work this year, though. Because of my trip to the States this year, depending on their success with me at shows (i.e. if they qualify to go abroad with me to NAN) then I will be holding onto them in order to showcase them in July. But that is still dependent on their size as well as how easy I am going to find it transporting horses everywhere! So in answer to some questions, yes these guys will eventually be for sale but no it isn't right now, but in the near future.
I hope that clears everything up!