Destiny's foal is one week and one day old. I haven't visited her every day, but I've made the most of my visits. She is an extremely well photographed baby. Here are a few of my favorite shots. Enjoy!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
First we painted them.
Now we're showing them.
|Custom Weather Girl by Audrey Dixon|
|The Perfect Gentleman, Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig Fritz resin customized by Kylee Parks, Owned and painted by Zoe Antrobus|
|SWF Apollo's Lyre, Kitty Cantrell Rastus resin|
Customized, painted and owned by Carissa Kirksey
Most are showing in halter...
|Valencia, custom Breyer Salinero owned and painted by Elena Lemm|
|Owned and customized by Lydia Ledward|
|Notch On My Belt, Maggie Bennett Amarant resin, painted and owned by Erika Baird|
|Zephyrus, Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig Stormwatch resin|
Painted and owned by DeeAnn Kjelshus
Monday, March 20, 2017
I am really pleased with my NaMoPaiMo horse.
She turned out almost exactly how I'd envisioned...
and I am convinced that she is the best example of my finishwork so far.
My only real disappointment is that I achieved these results with pastels instead of oils.
I really, really, really want to paint a horse in oils.
So I decided to try again. My BHR draft customized to a Fjord was primed and ready to go so he became next victim. Here's the acrylic basecoat...and one,
three coats of oils!
I like the body color, but the legs are giving me fits. Fortunately, there's no deadline for this one. I can keep picking at him as long as I want. It may take me months, but I'm determined to just keep painting. I know if I try hard enough, I will eventually reach my goal!
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Last Sunday, I attended the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo with Fabian, Jenn and Leila.We spent the first part of our day at the trade show...
looking at tack...
and models.The tack offerings...
There was something for everyone, even Tiffany!
No surprise, most of the models were Breyers.
However, we also found this trio of Tabatha Pack resins in the Art Show. That's Elnathan and two copies of Heza Classy Chic. Maybe next year, Jenn can enter her fabulous new Covergirl sculpture.
The miniature horses were on exhibit just beyond the art show.So cute.
They required lots of pets.
At this point, we decided we'd rather see real horses than shop, so we headed over to the Event Center.
We spent some time in the barn area...
and taking pictures.
Then we settled in at the main arena, where we watched Steuart Pittman's Teach Your Horse How to Jump Well demonstration...
and the finale of the Colt Starting Challenge USA.
This was an interesting competition in which each contestant is given a young, unbroken horse to start under saddle. After two days and four training sessions, competitors show their horses over a basic obstacle course.
There were a few rough moments, but most of the horses did very well. I will discuss this event in greater detail in future posts.