Wednesday, February 29, 2012
A lot of progress has been made on all those little guys since the last post, but my priority has been working on this Rose Reiner CM. It's been a long time since I've worked on a really nice piece for auction so I'm super excited about him! It figures that I'd pick a horse that's extremely difficult to photograph (thanks to his leaning and turning position), but he's such a dynamic, neat guy that I couldn't resist. He looks like some kind of cream leopard right now, but that's the last thing he'll look like when he's done. Stay tuned for lots of in progress shots on this fellah! :-D
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Hey, they have heads now! :-D The pics are all clickable for larger versions if you want to see more detail. Some of the necks aren't attached quite right yet, so they'll be going under the knife again. It's just the nature of such a bendy, stretchy-squishy body part!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I spent the day beheading a bunch of bodies. Tomorrow they all get re-headed, or at least that's the plan. It is certainly quicker to demolish than to build!
I thought you might also like to see the view from my workstation. You see, I'm not the only person in the family who likes horses! Our living room is a little art gallery of sorts for some non-model equestrian art. The wall to my back has a fireplace with Richard Stone Reeves' Secretariat on the mantle:
The wall to my right has three more of his paintings. From left to right: Northern Dancer, Seabiscuit, and War Admiral - who seems to be a little catawompus right now, whoops!
And lastly, the wall I face is the entry plus this hunt scene:
There are more objets d'horse ;-) scattered about, but these are the prominent ones. I have to admit, it does lend a nice ambiance to the working space!