Thursday, April 27, 2023

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Another Workshop Piece headed to the Breyerfest Best Customs Contest!


Best of Luck to 

Steph Blaylock

and her Knabstrupper Gelding


in the Breyerfest Best Customs Contest!

Steph painted Ubuntu during the Spring 2022 edition of Appy 201 - Paint a Semi Leopard Appaloosa! 

I'm captivated by Steph's use of warm and cool tones and stunning detailing of this piece. Ubuntu has so much soul. See more of Steph's work and become entranced by her *Instagram reels at Stephanieblaylock

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Ubuntu. Painted and Photographed by Steph Blaylock. 

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Ubuntu. Painted and Photographed by Steph Blaylock. 

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Ubuntu. Painted and Photographed by Steph Blaylock. 

Thursday, July 7, 2022

 Join me for two brand-new workshops!

Paint a Bay Splash White Pinto

Painting Beautiful Model Horse Faces
All workshops are conducted and recorded via ZOOM, 
facilitating both LIVE participation and later viewing of 
recordings for those who can’t attend live!
Not sure which to choose? Why not take both? 
These two workshops run on different days of the week 
and also during alternating weeks.
Paint a Bay Splash White Pinto and Painting the Shade of Bay that You See
Learn the basics of the splash white pattern and basic color theory needed to translate the bay color you see into pigments, formulas, and layers to use while painting your model. This class is appropriate for anyone who would like to know more about the splash white pattern, including both beginner and more advanced artists. Participants may choose to apply information from class to paint their model with a bay base color or may alternatively select any other base color of their choice. Artists may use any medium for the solid-colored portions of the coat however most artists are likely to choose acrylic paints for the white portions of their model. Come to the first class with a prepped model and begin working on your model following the first class.  Three class sessions. $90.
Bay Splash White Schedule:
Tuesday, August 2, 7 – 9 pm central
Tuesday, August 16, 7 – 9 pm central
Tuesday, August 30, 7 – 9 pm central
Painting Beautiful Model Horse Faces
Further your understanding of what you find most beautiful about horse faces through exploration and analysis of real and model horse faces plus depictions of horse faces in flatwork. Learn how our own human vision, attention, and emotions impact our perspectives on animal faces and how to apply this knowledge to your advantage as you paint models for the show ring and sales forum. Build a toolbox of face painting techniques to incorporate into your work. This class will begin with a detailed study of the surface anatomy of the equine face. Participants are not required to have a model in progress for this class but are encouraged to share their past and current work during the group conversation. This class includes an optional OF model “retouch” activity, in which we will apply what we have learned to detail the face of an OF model using acrylics. This class is appropriate for artists of all levels and using any medium. Three class sessions. $90.
Painting Beautiful Horse Faces Schedule:
Wednesday, August 10, 7 – 9 pm central
Wednesday, August 24, 7 – 9 pm central
Wednesday, September 7, 7 – 9 pm central
To register:
Send PayPal to Please state the name of the class participant, the name of the class/es, and provide the participant's email address for ongoing communication about the class. You will receive confirmation of registration within 48 hours.
Questions? Please email me at

Dew. Sculpture by S. Rose. Painted by Karen Beeson. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

From Workshop to Breyerfest Best Customs Contest!

 Good Luck 


Heather Jackson-Lain 

and her stellar piece

Ghetto Superstar

in the 2022 BreyerFest Best Customs Contest! 

Ghetto Superstar was Heather's workshop piece for the Spring '22 term of Appy 201 - Painting Semi-Leopard Appalaoosas Workshop! 

Just look at this guy's beautiful roaning and face! Evident are the care and love dedicated to this piece's creation. See more of Heather's work including her Breyerfest sales pieces on her Facebook page at SoulPony Studios!

"Ghetto Superstar" painted and photographed by Heather Jackson-Lain.

"Ghetto Superstar" painted and photographed by Heather Jackson-Lain. 

Saturday, June 25, 2022

 Hello Friends! 

It has been a while, over five years since my last blog post, to be exact! Life happens, but I'm now back to painting and I'm hoping to get back to regular blogging about my work too! 

Recent years have brought many changes for me. Both of my boys are grown up and in college. I'm so proud of them! I'm offering individual and couples counseling at my day job as a licensed social worker while also helping others to follow their artistic dreams through my model horse painting workshops. 

Today I'm bringing you a favorite of mine. It would have been perfect if I could have called this a "Friday favorite" but it is now Saturday, ha ha! It is a favorite nonetheless! 

Have you heard of the podcast by the Mares in Black? The Mares themselves describe it as "a model horse podcast, for hobbyists, by hobbyists." To me it is pure FUN! Good friends Heather Malone and Jacki Rossi bring us fascinating commentary about current events within the hobby, history, and everything else going on pertaining to model horses. I love the Mares so much that I just joined their patreon, which helps keep them going. I started listening to the podcast a few months ago but have more recently gone back all the way to episode #1! I LOVE listening to the Mares while I'm painting! I'm currently working my way through the episodes, catching up on all that I have missed during my hobby absence of recent years. 

Check them out! Visit I'm quite sure that you will love them as much as I do!