Monday, May 31, 2010

MEPSA Tackmaking Contest update

Have you been working on your entry for the MEPSA Tackmaking Contest?

I admit that I have not. However, now that I've seen the Grand Prize, I think I'm going to have to find some room in my schedule. What a beautiful model!And just look at his face--SO cute!
In addition to raising funds for a most excellent model club, this contest will be a wonderful showcase of tackmaking talent. Don't be left out--entry deadline is July 15, 2010.
Please check out MEPSA's website for more information.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

DKL Workmanship post script

In addition to the big open Resin Workmanship division I highlighted yesterday, the Devilish Kokopelli Live show also offered some restricted Workmanship classes for new and amateur painters. These were judged by Kirsten Wellman of Illinois. Today I'm going to share pictures of three horses who did well in these smaller, friendlier classes.

First up is Regan O'Keefe's customized G2 Warmblood to a Friesian or Friesian cross. I've been watching Regan work on this guy for a couple years, and I am so glad that he's finally, beautifully finished. Yay, Regan! I entered two horses in the Amateur Workmanship class. This was for artists who have not sold their work, irregardless of whether or not that work has won NAN cards. My Svelte resin Wonderscope was the winner.
And my just finished Romke came in second.
I probably would have been a little happier if those placings had been reversed, but I'm not complaining. I love the idea of Novice and Amateur classes and hope to see more of these in the future!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

DKL Resin workmanship

The Resin Workmanship division at the Devilish Kokopelli Live show was judged by oil painter extraordinaire Steph Michaud. It was a daunting task. The show tables were overflowing with herds of worthy horses. Khemotigre had to settle for third this time around.
He was beaten by his big brother, Rune...
and this droolworthy Lohengrin.
Just part of the Chestnut class.
This Deputed Duke is owned and painted by Sheila Anderson Bishop.
The winner of the Chestnut class.
The Palomino class with ribbons.
Cindy Kessler's customized Nahar won the Buckskin/Dun/Grulla class.
An Eberl Shirley in the roan class.
Another roan--this one is a Sarah Rose Brioso resin.
I'm not sure which class Jennifer Scott's sabino roan Indy showed in. Still, I can't resist posting another picture of this amazing model.
While I'm at it, here are a couple good detail shots of two of Sheila's roans.
We are so fortunate to have so many talented people in Colorado. I just love both Jenn and Sheila's paintwork!
Part of the Appaloosa class.
This Stormwatch came in second.
The Buxton overos and their winnings.
A Lone Star painted by Claire Williams.
One part of the Resin Workmanship Call Back table.
Another part of the same.
Hilary Van Aspersen Rossow's Matriarch was the Reserve Champion.
Heather Malone's Utopia was the champion. This horse's name is Champagna Siempra and he was painted by Pamala Hutton.
If you've never had the chance to see a Hutton horse in person, you just don't know what you're missing. There were no fewer than eight Huttons at DKL, and I took good detailed pictures of each of them. Those will have to wait until another day, however. I don't have time for another post tonight--I've got a neighborhood barbeque to attend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

DKL Resin halter, part two

More photos from the Resin Halter division of the Devilish Kokopelli Live show held last weekend in Golden, Colorado.

The Gaited/Spanish division was next, and right off the bat Inesperado claimed my second NAN card of the day. Regan O'Keefe's Deseoso, Nos Sambras. He has a customized face and ears.
A very nice Peruvian Paso in the Other/Mix Spanish class.
If I could have "stolen" one horse at the show, this would have been the one. It's a Sarah Rose Independence resin painted by Jennifer Scott. Just as an aside, I did have a small part in his creation--I did the prepwork.
Amazing details!
My Dozen Roses painted by Melissa Mistretta won the Other/Mix Gaited class. He later went on to be the Champion of the Spanish/Gaited Division. I don't know how he managed to sneak in over that Indy!
Light Breeds were next. The Arabian class was split into two divisions--Mares and Geldings...
And Stallions. Both classes were big and competitive. This is Marilyn Jensen's Khemosabi. I wouldn't mind stealing this one, either!
A lovely grey Eberl Muscat.
Cindy Kessler's customized Nahar.
My three bay boys were first, second and fifth in the stallion class.
The Half Arabian class was won by this Elnathan V1 resin.
My two Half Arabian girls with their ribbons.
One half of the Light Breed Callback Table. Four of these horses belong to me. When my luck changed, it changed in a big way!
Khemotigre was the Champion and Rune was Reserve. Yay, for the bay boys!
I only took one picture during the entire Pony division. I guess I was too busy talking!
Foals were next. This cute Okie belongs to Jane Schneider.
A SMB Brownie resin.
Marilyn Jensen's beautiful Eberl baby.
My own New York Doll.
The Resin Halter Championship callback table. The four Buxton horses in the front row are Validator (Carol Williams Valor resin painted by Carol Williams), Rune (Deb McDermott Indian Silver resin painted by Sommer Prosser), Vulcan (Kathi Bogucki Dozen Roses resin painted by Melissa Mistretta) and Khemotigre (Ed Bogucki Aashiq resin painted by Tiffany Purdy).
And the winner is... Khemotigre!

Thanks so much to Steph Michaud for judging this division. I sure am pleased my placings.

Is everyone tired of looking at show pictures? I still have photos from the Resin Workmanship, Custom, Custom Glaze and OF Plastic divisions...