Saturday, May 25, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The angle of the groundwork in relation to the pose was very important. My goal, like Remington's painting, is to give the viewer that "roller-coaster" feel in their gut when looking at it. Giving the horse a tilt is not for the faint of heart. Too little of a tilt will not show fast motion. Too much tilt will look like the horse and rider are going to crash. Needless to say there was a lot of playing with the horse to get that nice balance.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Here's another ambitious mounted piece. This is based on a painting by Frederic Remington. The horse is from Airfix, the "2nd Dragoon 1815 (Scots Greys)" kit. I initially chose this horse because of the animation. But, I found the kit pose alone was not enough to reflect Remington's horse, so I had to do major reconstruction to the legs and neck. Yes, "Frankenhorse" is back.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Time for a change. As you can see there is not much elbow room with my paint carousel in the way. While I endured the necessary obstacle for years, I decided to make something more display functional and still easy to reach. Some cheap lumber ($15-$20) and an afternoon of constructing, I came up with this. I had to cut down on the amount of bottles (many duplicates) but this makes a paint selection much easier.