Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tetawken Color Vote

Here is my NAN donation, Tetawken, almost ready for paint! Obviously I still have a lot of prep and cleanup to do, especially on his shoulder, but I wanted to get a quick shot of him up so you can see what's going on. I still can't decide on a color for him, so I have narrowed it down to some choices and created a poll! You can select as many options as you like until Wednesday afternoon, and the top picks will be put up after that for a favorites showdown. These photos are all just general examples, and the finished paint job is not intended to be a portrait. The base color can change on any of them too, but will likely be a bay or chestnut depending on what I think will look best in conjunction with the chosen pattern type. But enough chat, it's time to look at pretty horses and vote! The thumbnails are provided only as reminders for the choices, and none of these photos are mine - please click on the links to visit each photographers' gallery and to see the full sized photos.

Appaloosa 1 Photo by Sarah K. Andrew
Features - Leopard/varnish appaloosa, smallish spots, lots of roaning

Appaloosa 2 Photo by Michelle J.
Features - extended blanket/almost leopard appaloosa, interesting leg and facial markings

Appaloosa 3 Photo by Chris Snyder
Features - varnish appaloosa, lots of uneven roaning, small hip blanket, very few spots

Pinto 1 Photo by user sagetopaz
Features - Frame/sabino, interesting combo of roan on the back end and crisper forehand markings

Pinto 2 Photo by Martina Vannelli
Features - Sabino, irregular patches of roaning and spotting

Pinto 3 Photo by user Saveena
Features - Tobiano?/Sabino, soft roaning


Anonymous said...

If you look at the other photos around Pinto #3, he's actually a pintaloosa.
Pretty cool!

Mel Miller said...

Oh, he is, good catch! It's too bad there aren't any full body shots of him (or maybe there are and I'm overlooking them...). I'd really like to see that.

Lesli Kathman said...

Mel, if you need full body shots of horses with that kind of pintaloosa patterning, I have some.

Mel Miller said...

Oh that would be fab Lesli! None of my pintaloosa refs are roany like this one. :-D