Monday, March 4, 2013

Belgian painting

Here's my latest painting, a Belgian draft horse: 

Pastel on Uart professional heavyweight sanded  paper 8 X 10. 


I was able to send out my first donation today from the sales of mustang prints, it felt really good. This time the donation went to our local mustang group that helps with the Spring Creek Basin Mustangs. Next time I am considering donating to Canon City's prison training program where inmates train mustangs for adoption. What a great thing, to allow prisoners to help both themselves and the horses. 

The mustang paintings now have their own shop on Etsy. Called "The Mustang Project" all the mustang paintings and related items will be put in the store as they are ready to sell. A portion of all proceeds from this shop are donated. I'll probably be setting up another shop for the non-mustang paintings at some point, but for now my focus is really on the wild ones :)

With the recent completion of the "Tiny" project I find myself in need of the next sculpting venture. I am struggling a bit as to what to do next. Admittedly I am recently a little out of touch with the model horse world, since the mustang painting craze took over my mind. I'm considering repositioning and finishing Andre the large Traditional scale heavy drafter, but has the economy improved enough that he would be a decent seller for me? Should I stick with Stablemates? If so, what should be next? I have been adding to my Akhal Teke reference file, and have no problem finding inspiration there. What about another mustang, since I'm so into them right now? So many breeds, so many. If you have an idea for me please let me know in the comments section.


Sharon W said...

I love that Belgian, Sarah.

I'll buy any stablemate resin you put out there. Cheveyo is my favourite resins so I'd love more Mustangs, lol.

bubbasmom said...

Oh, PLEASE do a traditional drafter:^)

Bridget said...

A galloping Thoroughbred mini? A Thoroughbred colt to go with Affinity? A shrinky Affinity? LOL, yes, I know. I have a one-track mind. ;)

Bella said...

What about a cantering friesian like the photos on my blog? It did not work for me. Another idea is a Gypsy Vanner like this picture.

I like draft horses.

Bec Klitscher said...

A foal! We need more foalies!!
If mustangs are on your mind right now how about a trad mustang baby?
I would buy a trad drafter, but your right, it might be hard marketing him at the moment.

Lyn Norbury said...

I would REALLY love to see a mini or shrinky Reiner if you decide to do a SM. If you do a trad, I think your idea of a Mustang would be great. Maybe one posed like the Bay stallion in your pastel series.

Lyn Norbury

Sarah Rose said...

Oh, oh, I have a good idea! How about a mini Saddlebred? I'd love to revisit that breed. I'm thinking a parked out stallion looking all haughty.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see an Akhal-teke by you, in motion showing their flowing beauty. When arched, their long necks are spectacular.

But not a skinny skeleton, I find myself wanting to feed them, or wanting to add apoxie, and I am not a sculptor - lol

Sarah Rose said...

I do love the exotic breeds :) I would love to do a mini Teke someday. I had thought of doing a Khan shrinky, but it would be more fun to do a new sculpt.