Price list

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A3 = 297 x 420mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches                

  • Coloured=   Faber Castell Classic coloured pencils       Full Background: $230AUD

                                                                                                        No background: $195AUD                (add $10 per subject for portraits of multiple animals)

  • Graphite=  Koh-I-Noor Graphite art pencils                Full Background: $200AUD

      No background:  $165AUD               (add $10 per subject for portraits of multiple animals)

A4 = 210 x 297mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches

  • Coloured=   Faber Castell Classic coloured pencils                                                                                                                                                                           Full Background: $120AUD

                                                                                                            No background: $100AUD             (add $5 per subject for portraits of multiple animals)                                             

  • Graphite=  Koh-I-Noor Graphite art pencils                  Full Background: $100AUD  

 No Background: $70AUD              (add $5 per subject for portraits of multiple animals)      

 

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As canvases are available in almost any size my paintings are priced per square inch

  • Acrylic=                                                                             Full Colour Background: $1AUD per square inch for one subject                      

                                                     Simple Background 1-3 colours without fine detail:$0.95AUD                per square inch for one subject                                                                                                                                                               (add 10cents per square inch for each additionl subject)

  • Oils with Acrylic underpainting also available, price via negotiation.

 

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   Original sculptures made from super sculpey clay are avilable to commission in:

  • Tiny pendant size with hanging loop and painted in acrylics, for $50AUD
  • Classic 1:12 scale from $110AUD for something chihuahua sized to $350AUD for large horse sized including painting simple coat patterns, paints, merles, harlequins, roans, dapple greys appaloosas etc cost more. (no rights to reproduce copies)
  • Traditional  1:9 scale from $250AUD for something chihuahua sized to $1000AUD for large horse sized including painting simple coat patterns, paints, merles, harlequins, roans, dapple greys appaloosas etc cost more. (no right to reproduce copies)

 

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Water Colour and Pitt pen hpercolour A4 portraits=$15.85AUD for jpeg digital version or + postage for original paper piece to fundraise for @splash scott

add $2 for each additional subject.

All commissions currently open, all prices plus exact postage with insurance and tracking, and packaging.

Casting Company

I am pleased to announce I am now a casting affiliate of Seunta LLC. And they will be casting all my models from now on unless I return to self casting. They are an experianced company with a good reputation of quality and have experience, operating since 1997. Sherry has already proved to be very easy to deal with and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this company.

Lady Eathelyn, Dadhikra and Argentina are currently cast at Seunta now for sale, refer to each of their ads in the for sale section.

FAQ #2 Can I paint a model “this” colour?

Simple answer Yes!

Explantion: As a child I learned to mix colours and have over the years refined this, in other words so long as I have the primary colours, and shades I can paint any colour however I am lucky and have a few brown variations at my disposal as well. With oils, colours are built in layers, some layers may look really ‘wrong’ to the untrained eye but each layer lends to the overall realistic look I try to give my models. for example Hōiho Silver was created with only the colours below.

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One last thing, NO I am not a LSQ painter, yet, for one I am an absolute beginner a) with painting models, b) painting in oils, c)none of my models have sold therefore none have made it to show where they could be judged as such

Thanks for reading stay tuned for my 3rd oil painted Hōiho,  Hōiho Majestic 12 the 2nd

FAQ#1 Why I started sculpting

I started sculpting a) because I had always wanted to paint a blank model horse and never could afford one, b) if I was going to paint a model I wanted it to be one I did because I didn’t like the ones I had seen for sale “BREYER”, c) when I looked into sculpting horses I did find blanks I liked, called “Artist Resin” but they were way more than I could afford and I found that quite a profit was ‘possible’ from making these.

I began sculpting after Christmas 2014 when I was gifted my first super sculpey clay and tools and had already made an armature to use2015-12-21 00.50.25 drawing for the armature and outline of first sculpture, I seem to have lost the actual armature photo.2016-01-14 11.58.402016-01-14 11.58.462016-01-14 11.58.53      The resulting very awkward looking first sculpture “The ROCK” after being cut, hips tilted back, barrel shortened and painted in acrylics.

After the first sculture I found the anotomy of the horse was very important for creating a good sculpture, bone, muscles and then fleshing out, also an armature should be made as if the horse was square and then bent to motion. next came Argentina: Criollo Mare Sculpture 2015 the biggest factor that let this sculpture down was the armature wire I used, it was far too soft (flexible).

After the semi disaster of Argentina came Dadhikra: Marwari Foal Scuplture 2015 . I used copper wire for the main armature and my soft wire to hold the copper wire in place and for the tail. To this day I am still uncertain if I am happy with this model although he sits in half a mold waiting for the other half so he might be cast.

Then came Hoiho 2015 the first “good” sculpture, I decided I wanted to cast this one, I thought he was great. After he took out first place in The Moore Park Beach Art Show and obtaining a (oh so hopeful) “buisness” loan from a family member and researching everything I could about casting, I bought the supplies from Rowe Trading, the only registered stockists of Smooth-On (the recommended brand by established model horse artists) products, and began casting. I got 17 castings with various pinholes to the last to with about 80% of the surface being pitted.

Lesson:1, I have since found talcom powder on its own is the best mold release and the mold should have been cleaned at least a few times between castings. Also a simple basic pressure chamber would have helped with maybe even removed all of the air bubbles.

Lesson:2, Classic scale, 1:12 scale models have recently lost popularity, it seems maybe because there arent enough new models with proper datail in this scale and most showers (where models get most exposure and arists become known) want performance friendly models. “Know your market.”

Lesson:3, I have only sold 2 blanks and have resorted to painting some and even sending two away to a farely big name LSQ artist in America for trade of her painting one and returning it to me to try and gain interest in my work and this model. “Build a clientel and registration of interest before going ahead with casting.”

Thanks for reading, stay tuned for sculpture number 5, Lady Eathelyn a sweet little pregnant Fell pony mare.