Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Completed 'Todd' medallion.

Chronic procrastinator that I am, it's taken me several years to finish painting this little guy.
I'm not really a medallion person but I've got a few of my own stuck to the wall in front of my desk and this was the only one remaining unpainted.

I can't remember when exactly I got him - part of me wants to say that he was a prize from a forum show or something - but I probably did just buy him from his sculptor, Clare Stokes. He's sold out now though so I'm glad I got him when I did.

I primed him after he arrived, stuck him to the lid of a jam jar so I could paint him with ease...then, sort of...didn't. I tried, don't get me wrong, he was several shades of bay, then chestnut, then pinto, but every time I'd get halfway through and give up as it just wasn't right.

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'Todd' medallion, by Clare Stokes

'Todd' medallion, by Clare Stokes

'Todd' medallion, by Clare Stokes

1 comment:

  1. WOW Christine! You have an Enormous talent when it comes to painting horses! The skill that you display in shading and the highlighting is beyond anything that I could imagine! You have managed to make this medallion "Breathe"! and I Applaud you!