Sunday, 2 September 2012

New Commission Pieces

I decided I would quickly share with you two new commission pieces done for Lacey Marshall. Lacey is one of my best customers and is a US collector with a passion for Paddock Pal scale models such as Schleich, CollectA, Papo and Bullyland. In fact she only collects this scale! She decided to commission me to paint two CollectA Friesians as well as purchasing another CollectA Friesian whom I had for sale.

The first piece is a rather unusual bay. She sent me a reference picture of a lovely red bay with a skunk tail. Unfortunately as this was a while back I can't find the reference picture for either of these pieces but you get to see the custom at least!

So here is commission number one:

A front shot showing the white blaze and wall eye which she requested:

The second custom has been named Voltare. For this the reference was of a very dramatic grey Andalusian. Although the reference picture itself wasn't great she was very happy with the end result.

So meet commission piece number two:

And the other side:

The beautiful veining on the Friesian model allowed me to get out the white pencil and highlight this to create a very realistic effect on the horses legs. Many grey's have this but it can often look a bit off on customs when the model itself does not have veining. I love a model that allows you to add these gorgeous realistic details!
Hello all! Just realised that you are probably all thinking that I have fallen off the face of the Earth! Well I haven't....although I have got married so maybe comparisons could be drawn...

So yes this is the reason for my recent lack of activity! On August 18th I got married and am now official Mrs. Catriona Harris....think of that what you will!

I followed the wedding with what was suppose to be two weeks honeymooning in Scotland. Unfortunately last Tuesday I got a call to say my Nana (who had suffered from demetia for years) was dying. As my parents were out of the country and we are her only relatives I made the decision to drive from the Isle of Islay in the Hebrides to Suffolk to see her and be with her. Unfortunately we did not make it in time, this did however mean my honeymoon was cut abruptly short!

But on a more cheerful note I decided that you may wish to see some wedding pictures so here are links to the albums and one of my favourites at the end! (look out for fellow model horse enthusiasts and some little china editions to the wedding cake):