Monday, January 21, 2019

The practice horse

I have a million things I need to do before I leave for California on Thursday, but the only thing I really wanted to do today was put some paint on one of my prepped bodies.
So that's what I did.
When you only paint one model a year, you tend to make the same mistakes over and over again. Too much paint? Check! Trying to do too much too quickly? Check!
It's okay. The whole point of the practice horse is to get these mistakes out of my system before I start the horse that actually matters.
Besides, I'm pretty sure he'll look okay in the end.
This model's color and pattern are loosely based on one of the horses who lives at the barn where I ride.
Leo is a high percentage Thoroughbred paint gelding, sired by Sacred Indian.
I'm told that he's a full sibling to Pearl, and certainly they look a lot alike.
Love those ears!
I still need new shoes and a haircut, but I'm glad I was able to play with the paint today. NaMoPaiMo is coming, and I can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Best wishes for your trip! Sacred Indian, whom I saw at BFest, had the most incredible 'presence.'