The model horse community is once again mourning one its own. Gretchen Oneail died yesterday. She was forty five.
|Gretchen's 2019 NaMoPaiMo selfie (with frog)|
She painted with NaMoPaiMo, too. Here's a photo of her 2018 model. He was one of my favorite pieces created that year.Gretchen was best known for small scale work, but her talent wasn't limited to tiny canvasses. She was just as adept at larger models...
I met her for real at last year's BreyerFest. Her Artisan's Gallery table was near mine, and we chatted a little bit every night. I can't remember what we talked about - I'm guessing it was model horses! - but she was every bit as nice in person as she seemed online.
|Gretchen and Sommer Prosser|
While all the rest of us were fighting over politics, science and NAN cards, she treated her friends to daily sea slugs.